Posterior nasal spine

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Posterior nasal spine
Left palatine bone. Posterior aspect. Enlarged. (Posterior nasal spine labeled at bottom right.)
Roof, floor, and lateral wall of left nasal cavity. (Posterior nasal spine labeled at bottom left.)
Latin Spina nasalis posterior ossis palatini
Gray's p.167
TA A02.1.13.017
FMA FMA:75776
Anatomical terms of bone

The medial end of the posterior border of the horizontal plate of palatine bone is sharp and pointed, and, when united with that of the opposite bone, forms a projecting process, the posterior nasal spine for the attachment of the musculus uvulæ. It serves as a cephalometric landmark.

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