Postpalatine Post*pal"a*tine, a. [Pref. post- + palatine.] (Anat.) Situated behind the palate, or behind the palatine bones. [1913 Webster]

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  • postpalatine — I. “+ adjective Etymology: post + palatine : located behind the palate or palatine bones; specifically : of, relating to, or constituting a pair of bones now believed to be the pterygoids that are found on the skulls of some reptiles (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • postpalatine — Posterior to the palatine bones. Usually used to refer to the soft palate. * * * post·pal·a·tine (pōst palґə tīn) posterior to the palate or the palatine bone …   Medical dictionary

  • postpalatine — post·palatine …   English syllables

  • postpalatal — I. “+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary post + palatal 1. : postpalatine 2. a. : articulated against the rear third or the rear half of the hard palate b …   Useful english dictionary

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