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The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate.
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(Anatomy) the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate
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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]
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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"
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n. paladar óseo.
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