Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Mouth > Oral cavity > Oral cavity proper > Palate > Transverse palatine folds; Palatine rugae



On the anterior portion of the roof of the hard palate are the transevese palatine folds (rugae) which are the irregular ridges in the mucous membrane that help facilitate the movement of food backwards towards the pharynx.

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