Lesser palatine foramina
|Lesser palatine foramina|
Permanent teeth of upper dental arch, seen from below. (Lesser palatine foramina labeled at bottom right.)
Base of skull. Inferior surface. (Lesser palatine foramina visible near top.)
|Latin||foramina palatina minora|
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.
- Anatomy photo:22:os-0608 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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