1. articulated with the blade or front of the tongue approaching or touching the front of the hard palate near its junction with the alveolar ridge; having a primary palatal articulation and a secondary alveolar articulation.
  1. an alveopalatal sound.
Also al·ve·o·lo·pal·a·tal [al-vee-uh-loh-pal-uh-tl] /ælˌvi ə loʊˈpæl ə tl/.

Origin of alveopalatal

1940–45; shortening of alveolopalatal, equivalent to alveolo- + palatal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

alveolopalatal in Medicine


  1. Relating to the palatal surface of the alveolar process of the mandible and maxilla.
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