Lesser palatine foramina

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Lesser palatine foramina
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Permanent teeth of upper dental arch, seen from below. (Lesser palatine foramina labeled at bottom right.)
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Base of skull. Inferior surface. (Lesser palatine foramina visible near top.)
Latin foramina palatina minora
Gray's p.180
TA A02.1.00.059
FMA FMA:53167
Anatomical terminology

Behind the greater palatine foramen is the pyramidal process of the palatine bone, perforated by one or more lesser palatine foramina which carry the lesser palatine nerve, and marked by the commencement of a transverse ridge, for the attachment of the tendinous expansion of the Tensor veli palatini.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.