Palatine bones
palatine pal"a*tine, a. [From Palate.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal. [1913 Webster]

{Palatine bones} (Anat.), a pair of bones (often united in the adult) in the root of the mouth, back of and between the maxillaries. [1913 Webster]


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  • palatine bones — pair of bones in the root of the mouth (between and back of athe maxillaries) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palatine suture — n either of two sutures in the hard palate: a) a transverse suture lying between the horizontal plates of the palatine bones and the maxillae b) a median suture lying between the maxillae in front and continued posteriorly between the palatine… …   Medical dictionary

  • palatine — pal a*tine, a. [From Palate.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal. [1913 Webster] {Palatine bones} (Anat.), a pair of bones (often united in the adult) in the root of the mouth, back of and between the maxillaries. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palatine bone — Bone: Palatine bone Permanent teeth of upper dental arch, seen from below. (Horizontal part of palatine bone visible at bottom.) …   Wikipedia

  • palatine — palatine1 /pal euh tuyn , tin/, adj. 1. having royal privileges: a count palatine. 2. of or pertaining to a count palatine, earl palatine, or county palatine. 3. of or pertaining to a palace; palatial: a palatine chapel. 4. (cap.) of or… …   Universalium

  • palatine — I. /ˈpælətaɪn / (say paluhtuyn) adjective 1. possessing or characterised by royal privileges: a count palatine. 2. relating to a count or earl palatine. 3. of or relating to a palace; palatial. –noun 4. (in Imperial Rome) a. a palace guard. b. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • palatine — palatine1 [pal′ə tīn΄, pal′ətin] adj. [ME < OFr palatin < L palatinus < palatium, PALACE] 1. of a palace 2. having royal privileges [a count palatine] 3. of or belonging to a count palatine or earl palatine 4. [P ] of the Palatinate …   English World dictionary

  • palatine bone — n a bone of extremely irregular form on each side of the skull that is situated in the posterior part of the nasal cavity between the maxilla and the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone and that consists of a horizontal plate which joins the… …   Medical dictionary

  • palatine bone — noun either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits • Syn: ↑palatine, ↑os palatinum • Derivationally related forms: ↑palatine (for: ↑palatine) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • palatine — 1. adj. (also Palatine) hist. 1 (of an official or feudal lord) having local authority that elsewhere belongs only to a sovereign (Count Palatine). 2 (of a territory) subject to this authority. Etymology: ME f. F palatin ine f. L palatinus of the …   Useful english dictionary

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