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hard pal·ate

[TA]
1. the anterior part of the palate, consisting of the bony palate covered above by the mucous membrane of the floor of the nasal cavity and below by the mucoperiosteum of the roof of the mouth, which contains the palatine vessels, nerves, and mucous glands; Synonym(s): palatum durum [TA]
2. in cephalometrics, a line connecting the anterior and posterior nasal spines to represent the position of the bony palate.

hard palate

n.
The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate.

hard palate

Etymology: AS, heard, hard; L, palatum
the bony portion of the roof of the mouth, continuous posteriorly with the soft palate and bounded anteriorly and laterally by the alveolar arches and the gums. The hard palate is covered with stratified squamous epithelium and furnished with numerous palatal glands lying between the mucous membrane and the surface of the bone. Compare soft palate.

hard pal·ate

(hahrd pal'ăt) [TA]
1. The anterior part of the palate, consisting of the bony palate covered above by the mucous membrane of the floor of the nasal cavity and below by the mucoperiosteum of the roof of the mouth that contains the palatine vessels, nerves, and mucous glands.
2. cephalometrics A line connecting the anterior and posterior nasal spines to represent the position of the bony palate.

hard pal·ate

(hahrd pal'ăt) [TA]
Anterior part of palate, consisting of bony palate covered above by mucous membrane of the floor of the nasal cavity and below by the mucoperiosteum of the roof of the mouth, which contains the palatine vessels, nerves, and mucous glands.

hard palate

that part of the roof of the mouth supported by the palatine processes of the incisive and maxillae and the horizontal plates of the palatine bones. See also palate.
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In patients with pronounced lower lid retraction, we used the LTS procedure to establish lateral canthal support in addition to SOOF elevation and hard palate graft to effectively lift atonic lids.
It extended from cribriform plate of ethmoid bone upto the rostral end of nasal bone in pig (Hare, 1975c) and up to the level of 2nd transverse rugae of hard palate in sheep (Ganga Naik et al.
The palatal mucosa is tightly adherent to its underlying periosteum which in turn is bound to hard palate by Sharpey's fibers18.
In articulatory terms the body of the tongue is displaced upward and forward in the direction of the hard palate.
11 It is an intra-oral osseous protruberance of varying size arising along the midline suture of the hard palate.
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The computed tomography (CT) scan showed a large mass filling the left maxillary sinus causing destruction of the sinus wall anteromedially and anterolaterally, osteomeatal complex, and the hard palate.
explosively against the hard palate a movable floor made up of the
7% of cases becomes complicated by dento-maxillary anomalies, most frequently by constriction of the top jaw with high hard palate and dense location of front teeth (43.
A postmortem report revealed Mr Fox died as a result of injuries to his head and neck which comprised of his lower jaw being broken in three places, his upper jaw also being broken, fractures to his hard palate and both cheek bones, both orbits, his nose and his voice box.
Carla received skin, underlying muscles, blood vessels, nerves, a hard palate and teeth and a double hand transplant but the limbs had to be removed after she suffered pneumonia.
The injury is thought to result from an impingement on the uvula by the device against the hard palate or posterior pharynx, leading to ischaemia.