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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.
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