palatine bone

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palatine bone n.
An irregularly shaped bone posterior to the maxilla, which forms part of the nasal cavity, the eye socket, and the hard palate.

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palatine bone

noun
either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits [syn: palatine
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