Lesser palatine foramina

Behind the greater palatine foramen is the pyramidal process of the palatine bone, perforated by one or more lesser palatine foramina which carry the lesser palatine nerve, and marked by the commencement of a transverse ridge, for the attachment of the tendinous expansion of the tensor veli palatini.

Lesser palatine foramina
Permanent teeth of upper dental arch, seen from below. (Lesser palatine foramina labeled at bottom right.)
Base of skull. Inferior surface. (Lesser palatine foramina visible near top.)
Latinforamina palatina minora
Anatomical terminology

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 180 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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