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.)
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Identifiers
Latin foramina palatina minora
Dorlands
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f_12/12373485
TA A02.1.00.059
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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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