Palatal process

palatal process n.
Any of the medially directed shelves from the oral surface of the embryonic maxillae that develop into the palate after midline fusion.


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    [puh-ley-shee-uh m, -shuh m; Latin pah-lah-tee-oo m] /pəˈleɪ ʃi əm, -ʃəm; Latin pɑˈlɑ tiˌʊm/ noun, plural palatia [puh-ley-shee-uh, -shuh; Latin pah-lah-tee-ah] /pəˈleɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə; Latin pɑˈlɑ tiˌɑ/ (Show IPA) 1. a palace, especially the palace of an ancient Roman emperor.

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    [puh-ley-shuh l] /pəˈleɪ ʃəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling a : a palatial home. 2. befitting or suitable for a ; stately; magnificent: a palatial tapestry. /pəˈleɪʃəl/ adjective 1. of, resembling, or suitable for a palace; sumptuous adj. 1754, from French palatial “magnificent,” from Latin palatium (see palace). Related: Palatially.

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