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The outgrowths of the embryonic maxillary prominences that come together during prenatal development to form the secondary palate [ http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/palatal+shelves http://www.indiana.edu/~anat550/hnanim/face/face.html ]

Synonyms: secondary palatal shelf palatal shelf lateral palatine process

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

pheno_slim

plural term
palatal shelves

editor note

consider splitting into embryonic/fully formed

external definition

The outgrowths of the embryonic maxillae that come together during prenatal development to form the secondary palate. [TFD][VHOG]

has related synonym

palatine shelf

palatal shelves

id

UBERON:0005619