incisive foramen


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incisive foramen

[in′sī·siv fə′rā·mən]
(anatomy)
One of the two to four openings of the incisive canal on the floor of the incisive fossa.
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The incisive foramen of the Bolivian specimen is wider than either of the two measured by Luna and Patterson (2003).
Oral clefts result from partial or complete lack of fusion of the maxillary prominence with the median nasal prominence on one or both sides anterior to the incisive foramen and / or result from failure of the palatine shelves to fuse posterior to the incisive foramen.