greater palatine nerve

n.

A branch of the pterygopalatine ganglion supplying the mucosa and glands of the hard palate and the front part of the soft palate.

Nearby words

  1. greater london,
  2. greater manchester,
  3. greater occipital nerve,
  4. greater omentum,
  5. greater palatine foramen,
  6. greater petrosal nerve,
  7. greater posterior rectus muscle of head,
  8. greater prairie chicken,
  9. greater psoas muscle,
  10. greater rhomboid muscle


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