hard palate


noun

the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate

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Example sentences from the Web for hard palate

  • The soft-palate is a structure which hangs from the posterior edge of the hard-palate.

    The Child-Voice in Singing|Francis E. Howard

Medical definitions for hard palate

hard palate

n.

The anterior part of the palate, consisting of the bony palate covered above by the mucous membrane of the nose, and below by the mucoperiosteum of the roof of the mouth.
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Scientific definitions for hard palate

hard palate

See under palate.
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