palatine aponeurosis

palatine aponeurosis
palatine aponeurosis n 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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  • aponeurosis palatina — [TA] palatine aponeurosis: a fibrous sheet in the anterior part of the soft palate, derived mainly from the tendons of the two tensor muscles, giving attachment to the musculus uvulae and to the palatopharyngeus and levator veli palatini muscles …   Medical dictionary

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  • Tensor veli palatini muscle — Muscle infobox Name = Tensor veli palatini muscle Latin = musculus tensor veli palatini GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1139 Caption = Dissection of the muscles of the palate from behind. (Tens. val. pal. visible at upper right.) Caption2 = The otic …   Wikipedia

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