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Medical Term:

perpendicular plate


flat portion of a bone that lies within or closely approximates a vertical plane.

See: perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone, perpendicular plate of palatine bone

Synonym(s): lamina perpendicularisTA, pars perpendicularis, vertical plate

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