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soft palate

n.
The movable fold, consisting of muscular fibers enclosed in a mucous membrane, that is suspended from the rear of the hard palate and closes off the nasal cavity from the oral cavity during swallowing or sucking.

soft palate

n
(Anatomy) the posterior fleshy portion of the roof of the mouth. It forms a movable muscular flap that seals off the nasopharynx during swallowing and speech

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]

soft palate

(sôft)
See under palate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft palate - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speakingsoft palate - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
uvula - a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
palate, roof of the mouth - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
flap - a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
Translations
měkké patro
weicher Gaumen
kitapurje

soft palate

npalato molle
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