Palate, hard
The bony part of the roof of the mouth. The hard palate is just in front of the soft palate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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 — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (of a substance, material, etc.) firm and solid; unyielding to pressure; not easily cut. 2 a difficult to understand or explain (a hard problem). b difficult to accomplish (a hard decision). c (foll. by to + infin.) not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • palate — noun 1 (C) the roof (=top inside part) of the mouth see also: cleft palate, hard palate, soft palate 2 (C, U) the sense of taste: a crisp salad to refresh the palate | too spicy for my palate …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • palate — n 1. roof of the mouth, soft palate, hard palate, pharynx, epiglottis. 2. taste, Fr. gout. appetite, tongue, stomach, taste buds. 3. appreciation, liking, enjoyment; zest, gusto, enthusiasm, relish, delight …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Palate — Pal ate, n. [L. palatum: cf. F. palais, Of. also palat.] 1. (Anat.) The roof of the mouth. [1913 Webster] Note: The fixed portion, or palate proper, supported by the maxillary and palatine bones, is called the hard palate to distinguish it from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palate — [pal′it] n. [ME < L palatum] 1. the roof of the mouth, consisting of a hard, bony forward part (the hard palate) and a soft, fleshy back part (the soft palate, or velum) 2. sense of taste: the palate was incorrectly thought to be the organ of… …   English World dictionary

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

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

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