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Medical Term:

greater palatine groove


a groove on both the body of the maxilla and the perpendicular plate of the palatine bone; when the bones are articulated, the grooves form the greater palatine canal.

Synonym(s): sulcus palatinus majorTA, pterygopalatine groove, sulcus for greater palatine nerve, sulcus pterygopalatinus

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