palatine aponeurosis

noun

Medical Definition of palatine aponeurosis

: a thin fibrous lamella attached to the posterior part of the hard palate that supports the soft palate, includes the tendon of the tensor veli palatini, and supports the other muscles of the palate

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“Palatine aponeurosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/palatine%20aponeurosis. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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