hard palate


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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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Its lower canines were so close together they risked penetrating the hard palate.
Lesions were located under the tongue and at the choanal slit, hard palate, and esophagus opening and ranged from 2 to 7 mm, coalescing in areas up to 2 cm, with a yellowish color of the surface.
Oral cancers, such as squamous cell carcinomas, or a foreign body such as a piece of bone or wood stuck across your cats hard palate, are possible causes.
With cancers of the oral cavity (lips, cheeks, teeth, gums, tongue, hard palate and floor of the mouth) and oropharyngeal cancers, which are cancers of the throat just behind the mouth, scientists believe that the primary risk factors for damaging the DNA of cells in this region of the body have to do with tobacco or heavy alcohol use.
You're a mouth breather and your saliva, which is like glue when it dries out during the night, sticks your tongue to your hard palate. When you wake you tear off the surface of your tongue as you pull it away from your hard palate.
Less frequently, the lesions have also been reported on oropharynx and oesophagus.2,6 The condition usually affects middle aged or elderly patients, irrespective of gender.2 In the present case, the lesion occurred at the junction of soft and hard palate of the middle aged female patient.
FNAC was performed from different intraoral sites like tongue [Figure 1B and C], gingival region, buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, soft palate [Figure 1A], hard palate [Figure 1D], tonsil, oropharynx, parapharyngeal/ posterior pharyngeal wall.
(4) reported that most soft and hard palate lacerations heal very well; notably, the authors suggested that sutures may actually cause further damage.
Involvement of minor salivary glands is commonly seen in the region of the hard palate, soft palate, retromolar region, buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, and labial mucosa.
An eroded plaque surrounded by remnants of bullae was detected on hard palate in oral mucosa.
Anatomically, the palate consists of the anterior hard palate, comprising the palatine processes of the maxillae and the horizontal plates of the palatine bones, and the posterior, muscular soft palate.
An additional small (0.5 cm) ulceration on the hard palate was also noted.