Greater palatine groove - Sulcus palatinus major

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Description

On the posterior part the maxillary surface of vertical part of palatine is a deep vertical groove, the greater palatine groove, converted into the pterygopalatine canal, by articulation with the maxilla; this canal transmits the descending palatine vessels, and the anterior palatine nerve.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Palatine bone > Perpendicular plate > Greater palatine groove

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