Palatomaxillary index

palatomaxillary index n.
A number indicating the relation between the dental arch and palate, equal to the palatomaxillary width multiplied by 100 and divided by the palatomaxillary length. Also called palatal index.


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    palatomaxillary pal·a·to·max·il·lar·y (pāl’ə-tō-māk’sə-lěr’ē) adj. Relating to the palate and the maxilla.

  • Palatonasal

    palatonasal pal·a·to·na·sal (pāl’ə-tō-nā’zəl) adj. Relating to the palate and the nasal cavity.

  • Palatopharyngeal

    palatopharyngeal pal·a·to·pha·ryn·ge·al (pāl’ə-tō-fə-rĭn’jē-əl, -jəl, -fār’ĭn-jē’əl) adj. Relating to the palate and the pharynx.

  • Palatopharyngeal arch

    palatopharyngeal arch n. Either of two ridges or folds of mucous membrane passing from the soft palate to the wall of the pharynx and enclosing the palatopharyngeal muscle.

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