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: located behind the palate or palatine bones
specifically : of, relating to, or constituting a pair of bones now believed to be the pterygoids that are found on the skulls of some reptiles (as crocodiles)


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: a postpalatine part

Word History



post- + palatine

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“Postpalatine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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