Palatine grooves - Sulci palatini

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Description

The inferior surface of palatine process of maxilla is channelled at the back part of its lateral border by the palatine groove, sometimes a canal, for the transmission of the descending palatine vessels and the anterior palatine nerve from the spheno-palatine ganglion;


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/).

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General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Maxilla > Palatine process > Palatine grooves

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