PALATINE

It forms the posterior part of the hard palate, part of the floor and lateral wall of the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbit.

It is formed by a vertical and a horizontal part and has 3 processes: pyramidal, orbital and sphenoid.

Horizontal part

It has two faces and three borders:

 Nasal Face & #8211; forms the floor of the nasal cavity

 Lower Face (Palatine) & #8211; forms part of the hard palate

 Anterior Edge & #8211; articulates with the jaw

 Back Edge & #8211; serves as insertion of soft palate and uvula

 Medial Edge & #8211; articulates with the palatal bone on the opposite side

 

Vertical part

It has two faces and four borders:

 Nasal Face & #8211; articulates with the inferior and middle nasal concha

 Jaw Face & #8211; articulates with the jaw

 Anterior Edge & #8211; it's thin and bumpy

 Back Edge & #8211; articulates with the sphenoid bone

 Top Edge & #8211; articulates with sphenoid bone body

 Bottom Edge

Processes

 Pyramidal Process & #8211; articulates with the jaw

 Orbital Process & #8211; articulates with the jaw, sphenoid, ethmoid. Form part of orbit floor

 Sphenoidal Process & #8211; articulates with the sphenoid bone

THE Palatine hinges with 6 bones: Sphenoid, Ethmoid, Vomer, Jaw, Lower Nasal Shell and Palatine bone on the opposite side.

PALATINO & #8211; BACK VIEW
 Palatine Bone - Rear View
Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21st. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.
PALATINO & #8211; SIDE VIEW
 Palatine Bone - Side View
Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21st. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.
PALATINE (Grey) ASSOCIATED WITH FACE BONES
 Palatine bone associated with cheek bones
Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21st. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.

 

Face Skeleton
Fourteen (14) bones
Jaw (01)
Voer (01)
Zygomatic (02)
Jaw (02)
Nasal (02)
Lacrimal (02)
Lower Nasal Shell (02)