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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sta-fil'e-on

Definition: The midpoint of the posterior edge of the hard palate; a craniometric point.

[G. dim. of staphyle, a bunch of grapes]

See Also: posterior nasal spine of horizontal plate of palatine bone

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