palatine

Definition of palatine

pal´a`tine
a.1.Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace;
2.Of or pertaining to the Palatinate.
3.Of or pertaining to a Palatine{1}.
Count palatine
See under Count, and County.
Palatine hill
one of the seven hills of Rome, once occupied by the palace of the Cæsars. See also Palatine Hill in the vocabulary, and Palace.
n.1.One invested with royal privileges and rights within his domains; a count palatine. See Count palatine, under 4th Count.
2.The Palatine hill in Rome.
a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal.
Palatine bones
(Anat.) a pair of bones (often united in the adult) in the root of the mouth, back of and between the maxillaries.
n.1.(Anat.) A palatine bone.

Related Words

palatal, palate, roof of the mouth
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