hard palate(redirected from bony palate)
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The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate.
(Anatomy) the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate
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]
See under palate.
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|Noun||1.||hard palate - the bony part of the roof of the mouth|
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"
n. paladar óseo.