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Definition of Palatine bone

Palatine bone: A bone behind the maxilla which enters into the formation of the hard palate (hence, the name "palatine"), the nasal cavity, and the floor of the orbit.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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