palatine bone n.
An irregularly shaped bone posterior to the maxilla, which forms part of the nasal cavity, the eye socket, and the hard palate.
- Palatine crest
palatine crest n. A transverse ridge near the posterior border of the bony palate, located on the inferior surface of the horizontal lamina of the palatine bone.
- Palatine process
palatine process n. Either of a pair of horizontal plates of the upper jawbone that form the front portion of the roof of the mouth.
- Palatine reflex
palatine reflex n. See palatal reflex.
- Palatine ridge
palatine ridge n. A low narrow elevation in the center of the hard palate, extending rearwards over the length of the mucosa of the hard palate.