velopharyngeal adequacy

velopharyngeal adequacy
sufficient velopharyngeal closure so that air and hence sound cannot enter the nasopharyngeal and nasal cavities. Cf. velopharyngeal insufficiency.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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