lesser palatine foramen n.
Any of the openings on the hard palate of the palatine canals passing through the palatine bone and transmitting the smaller palatine nerves and vessels. Also called anterior palatine foramen.
- Lesser palatine nerve
lesser palatine nerve n. Either of two or any of three branches of the pterygopalatine ganglion that contain sensory fibers of the maxillary and facial nerves and that supply the mucosa and the glands of the soft palate and uvula.
noun 1. the larva of a clearwing moth, Synanthedon pictipes, distributed throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada but most prevalent in the South, that burrows into the injured trunks and branches of stone fruit trees.
- Lesser peritoneal cavity
lesser peritoneal cavity n. See omental bursa.
- Lesser petrosal nerve
lesser petrosal nerve n. The parasympathetic root of the otic ganglion, derived from the tympanic plexus.