soft palate

  1. the posterior fleshy portion of the roof of the mouth. It forms a movable muscular flap that seals off the nasopharynx during swallowing and speech

Words Nearby soft palate

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How to use soft palate in a sentence

  • The Right Spot, as related in the chapter on Ichthyol, is either the vault of the pharynx or the upper surface of the soft palate.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
  • The soft-palate is a structure which hangs from the posterior edge of the hard-palate.

    The Child-Voice in Singing | Francis E. Howard
  • Siegfried does not forge his sword, and at the same time think of his diaphragm or soft palate.

    The Psychology of Singing | David C. Taylor
  • A similar diversity of opinion is found regarding the rules given for the position of the tongue and the soft palate.

    The Psychology of Singing | David C. Taylor
  • The muscular movements of the larynx and soft palate are readily brought under control.

    The Psychology of Singing | David C. Taylor

Scientific definitions for soft palate

soft palate

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