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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.


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  • 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.

  • Palatine spine

    palatine spine n. Any of the longitudinal ridges along the palatine grooves on the lower surface of the palatine process of the upper jawbone.

  • Palatine tonsil

    palatine tonsil n. See tonsil.

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