Posterior nasal spine

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Bone: Posterior nasal spine
Left palatine bone. Posterior aspect. Enlarged. (Posterior nasal spine labeled at bottom right.)
Latin s. nasalis posterior ossis palatini
Gray's subject #41 167
/ Elsevier

Its medial end of the posterior border of the horizontal plate of palatine bone is sharp and pointed, and, when united with that of the opposite bone, forms a projecting process, the posterior nasal spine for the attachment of the Musculus uvulæ.

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