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greater palatine canal


Definition: the canalis formed between the maxilla and palatine bones; it transmits the descending palatine artery and the greater palatine nerve from the pterygopalatine fossa to the oral mucosa of the hard palate.

Synonym(s): canalis palatinus majorTA, pterygopalatine canal

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