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sphenopalatine foramen


Definition: the foramen formed from the sphenopalatine notch of the palatine bone in articulation with the sphenoid bone; it transmits the sphenopalatine artery and accompanying nerves.

Synonym(s): foramen sphenopalatinumTA

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