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incisive canals

 

Definition: several bony canals leading from the floor of the nasal cavity into the incisive fossa on the palatal surface of the maxilla; they convey the nasopalatine nerves and branches of the greater palatine arteries that anastomose with the septal branch of the sphenopalatine artery.

Synonym(s): canales incisiviTA, incisor canals

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