Palatine bones

The two small "L-shaped" palatine bones are among the facial bones of the head.

Location:

The two palatine bones are located at the back of the roof of the mouth.

Function(s):

The two palatine bones form the bottom of the orbitals and nasal cavities and also the roof of the mouth.

See notes about, and labelled diagrams of, all human cranial and facial bones on one page.

More about Bones and the Skeletal System:

This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.

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