Medical Dictionary

perpendicular plate

noun per·pen·dic·u·lar plate \ˌpər-pən-ˈdik-yə-lər-\

Medical Definition of perpendicular plate

  1. 1:  a flattened bony lamina of the ethmoid bone that is the largest bony part assisting in forming the nasal septum

  2. 2:  a long thin vertical bony plate forming part of the palatine bone—compare horizontal plate

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