Definition of Palatine raphe

1. Noun. The seam at the middle of the hard palate.

Generic synonyms: Raphe, Rhaphe

Medical Definition of Palatine raphe

1. A rather narrow, low elevation in the centre of the hard palate that extends from the incisive papilla posteriorly over the entire length of the mucosa of the hard palate. Synonym: raphe palati, palatine ridge. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palatine Raphe

palatine aponeurosis
palatine artery
palatine bone
palatine bones
palatine glands
palatine groove
palatine papilla
palatine process
palatine raphe (current term)
palatine ridge
palatine spines
palatine surface of horizontal plate of palatine bone
palatine tonsil
palatine tonsils
palatine torus
palatine uvula
palatine vein

Literary usage of Palatine raphe

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the mid-line is a slight ridge, the palatine raphe. which ends in front in a little eminence called the palatine papilla, marking the position of the ..."

2. A Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (1882)
"Congenital defects of the palate occupy the median line or palatine raphe, and consist in a division of the osseous and soft textures, of greater or less ..."

3. The Principles and practice of dental surgery by Chapin Aaron Harris (1863)
"Congenital defects of the palate occupy the median line or palatine raphe, and consist in the division to a greater or legs extent of the osseous and soft ..."

4. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1892)
"Epstein found these pearls (1) in the posterior portion of the palatine raphe, more or less restricted to the middle line; ..."

5. A Treatise on the diseases and surgery of the mouth, jaws and associate parts by James Edmund Garretson (1869)
"... the line of contiguity or in the palatine raphe —this at least as the rule. Let us first consider the condition and treatment of the congenital cleft. ..."

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