hard palate
noun Date: circa 1847 the bony anterior part of the palate forming the roof of the mouth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hard palate — ► NOUN ▪ the bony front part of the palate …   English terms dictionary

  • hard palate — n. the bony part of the roof of the mouth, behind the upper teethridge * * * …   Universalium

  • hard palate — n. the bony part of the roof of the mouth, behind the upper teethridge …   English World dictionary

  • Hard palate — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = palatum durum GraySubject = 38 GrayPage = Caption = Mouth (oral cavity) Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = greater palatine artery Vein = Nerve = greater palatine nerve, nasopalatine nerve Lymph =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hard palate — The bony part of the roof of the mouth. The hard palate is the front of the palate and is in front of the soft palate. * * * hard palate n the bony anterior part of the palate forming the roof of the mouth * * * palatum durum …   Medical dictionary

  • hard palate — hard′ pal′ate n. anat. See under palate 1) • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • hard palate — noun (C) the hard part of the top of your mouth that is at the front behind your teeth compare soft palate …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard palate. — See under palate (def. 1). [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • hard palate — n. bony front section of the palate that forms the roof of the mouth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hard palate — noun the bony front part of the palate …   English new terms dictionary

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