Bony hard palate Palatum osseum B E

23 Greater palatine foramen. Foramen palatinum majus. Opening of the greater palatine canal located near the posterior margin of the bony palate between the palatine bone and maxilla. B E

24 Incisive fossa. Fossa incisiva.Tiny (matchhead-sized), epithelium-covered depression which receives the incisive canal and the incisive foramina. E

25 incisive canal. Canalis incisivus. Canal for the incisive nerve. Cf. page 24.4 E

26 incisive foramina. Foramina incisiva. Two or four openings for the incisive canals. E

27 [Torus palatinus]. Longitudinal elevation occasionally present in the midline of the hard palate projecting toward the oral cavity. E

28 Palatovaginal canal. Canalis palatovaginalis. Small canal between the vaginal process of the sphenoid and palatine bone for branches of the maxillary artery and the pterygopalatine ganglion. See 12.8

29 Vomerovaginal canal. Canalis vomerovagi-nalis. Small canal occasionally present between the vomer and the vaginal process of the sphenoid for transmission of a branch of the spheno-palatine artery. See 12.9

30 Vomerorostral canal. Canalis vomerorostralis. Small canal between the vomer and sphenoidal rostrum.

14 Pterygopalatine fossa. Fossa pterygopalatina. The part ofthe infratemporal fossa just lateral to the sphenopalatine foramen and the perpendicular lamina of the palatine bone. Its lateral boundary is formed by the pterygomaxillary fissure. C

15 Pterygomaxillary fissure. Fissura ptery-gomaxillaris. Cleft located between the maxilla and the lateralpterygoid plate. C D

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