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Adjective: palatine  'pa-lu,tIn
  1. Relating to or lying near the palate
    "the palatine tonsils";
    - palatal
  2. Of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives
  3. Of or relating to a palace
Noun: palatine  'pa-lu,tIn
  1. Any of various important officials in ancient Rome
  2. (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
    - palsgrave
  3. Either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
    - palatine bone, os palatinum
Noun: Palatine
  1. The most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces

Derived forms: palatines, Palatines

Type of: bone, hill, Lord, noble, nobleman, os[2], Roman

Part of: Seven Hills of Rome

Encyclopedia: Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad