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pal·a·tal

 (păl′ə-təl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the palate.
2. Linguistics
a. Produced with the front of the tongue near or against the hard palate, as the (y) in English young.
b. Produced with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate, as the (ch) in English chin.
c. Produced with the front of the tongue in a forward position. Used of a vowel.
n. Linguistics
A palatal sound.

pal′a·tal·ly adv.
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palatal

(ˈpælətəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) Also called: palatine of or relating to the palate
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a speech sound articulated with the blade of the tongue touching the hard palate
n
3. (Anatomy) Also called: palatine the bony plate that forms the palate
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a palatal speech sound, such as the semivowel (j)
ˈpalatally adv
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pal•a•tal

(ˈpæl ə tl)

adj.
1. Anat. of or pertaining to the palate.
2. (of a speech sound, esp. a consonant) articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or touching the hard palate.
n.
3. a palatal consonant, as the sound (y) in yes or (KH) in German ich.
[1820–30; < French]
pal′a•tal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palatal - a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')palatal - a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')
glide, semivowel - a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
Adj.1.palatal - relating to or lying near the palate; "palatal index"; "the palatine tonsils"
2.palatal - produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
soft - (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
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Translations

palatal

[ˈpælətl]
A. ADJpalatal
B. Npalatal f
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palatal

adjGaumen-; (Phon) → palatal; palatal muscleGaumenmuskel m
n (Phon) → Palatal(laut) m
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palatal

[ˈpælətl] adjpalatale
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References in periodicals archive ?
Palatal rugae are small projections of variable pattern on the anterior part of palatal mucosa behind the incisive papilla on each side of median palatal raphe.1 They are relatively prominent, symmetric and occupy most of the length of palatal shelves during the embryonic stage of development.
If the above process occurs before the eighth week of pregnancy, then closure of palatal shelves is being prevented, resulting in the formation of a U-shaped cleft palate.
During craniofacial development, TGF[alpha] is expressed in the internal border of the epithelium of fusing palatal shelves and stimulates the synthesis of extracellular matrix and migration of mesenchymal cells, which further strengthens the palatal tissue.
The obturator also prevents the tongue from entering the defect and interfering with the spontaneous growth of the palatal shelves towards midline.
The cleft of the secondary palate occur because of lack of elevation of the palatal shelves during development.5
Because developing palatal shelves of human, rat, and mouse respond similarly to TCDD exposure in organ cultures (Abbott et al.
"In the developing goat and cow fetus, the tongue is positioned between the palatal shelves until the fetus begins to move.
By 10 weeks, the growth of the lateral palatal shelves separates the nasal and oral compartments, and the developing septum divides the nasal cavity into right and left halves.