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hard palate

n.
The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate.

hard palate

n
(Anatomy) the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate

pal•ate

(ˈpæl ɪt)

n.
1. the roof of the mouth in mammals, consisting of an anterior bony portion (hard palate) and a posterior fleshy portion (soft palate) that separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.
2. the sense of taste: a dinner to delight the palate.
3. intellectual or aesthetic taste.
[1350–1400; Middle English palat < Latin palātum]

hard palate

See under palate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard palate - the bony part of the roof of the mouthhard palate - the bony part of the roof of the mouth
maxilla, maxillary, upper jaw, upper jawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
palate, roof of the mouth - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
Translations
tvrdé patro
harter Gaumen
kova kitalaki

hard pal·ate

n. paladar óseo.
References in periodicals archive ?
Trapped Debris: Foreign bodies, like a piece of wood stuck across the roof of the mouth on the hard palate or a string wrapped around a tooth, can also contribute to poor breath.
Foreign bodies in the mouth, such as strings, yarn, or tinsel under the tongue or sticks lodged in the hard palate, can cause bad breath.
Other common sites in descending order are the soft palate, gingiva, buccal mucosa, labial mucosa, and hard palate.
Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated an expansile mass filling both nasal cavities, with bony erosion of the anterior skull base, right sphenoid sinus, right orbital apex, and hard palate (figure 1, A).
The firmness of tube section and its natural oropharyngeal curvature allows the device to be inserted by grasping the proximal end of it against the hard palate into the pharynx without inserting the fingers into the mouth of the patients.
Foveae palatinae, commonly written as fovea palatine or palatine fovea, are two small pits or depressions in the posterior aspect of the palatal mucosa, one on each side of the midline, at or near the attachment of the soft palate to the hard palate.
A computed tomography scan of the skull demonstrated a mixed-density soft tissue mass with extensive destruction of the right nasal bone, hard palate, maxilla, and frontal bone.
Gold weight implantation (n = 31), lateral tarsal strip (n = 22), tarsorrhaphy (n=15), suborbicularis oculi fat elevation (n=16), hard palate graft (n=14), and eyebrow ptosis repair (n = 6) were performed.
On intra oral examination, there was a large cleft on the left side of the alveolus and hard palate that extended to the soft palate.
ZIKA PRESENTED IN A YOUNG, pregnant Florida woman as erythematous follicular macules and papules on the trunk and arms, scattered tender pink papules on the palms, and a few petechiae on the hard palate, according to report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Danni added: "The skin has begun to grow over the mesh the vets put over the hole in his hard palate and he is coping well with his feeding tube.