palatine bone


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Related to palatine bone: lacrimal bone, Vomer bone
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Noun1.palatine bone - either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbitspalatine bone - either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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The lateral part started at the lateral side of the perpendicular part of the palatine bone and the pterygoid bone and it ended in the pterygoid fossa which was on the medial surface of the ramus of the mandible.
6) Sometimes the nasal crest of the palatine bone and the crest of the maxilla are involved, but the vomer is usually not.
3) Shape of transpalatine process: The transpalatine process, at the latero-caudal corner of the palatine bone, was measured as the ratio of its length over its width.
a) Length of palate: Distance measured from the rostral midsutured line of incisive bone to the caudal nasal spine of the palatine bone.