Relating to the sphenoid and the palatine bones.

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sphe·no·pal·a·tine .sfē-nō-'pal-ə-.tīn adj of, relating to, lying in, or distributed to the vicinity of the sphenoid and palatine bones
sphenopalatine n a sphenopalatine part specif PTERYGOPALATINE GANGLION

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sphe·no·pal·a·tine (sfe″no-palґə-tīn) pertaining to or in relation with the sphenoid and palatine bones; in anatomy it is sometimes interchangeable with the term pterygopalatine.

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