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.
The palatine bone is represented by fragments joined to other bones of the skull.
Prominent on the palatine bone, posteromedial to the third molar, is the foramen (palatine pit) for the palatine vein.
If the anterior edge of the palatine bone bounded them, they would be a little behind the twelfth tooth.