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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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com: 'I had to really be clear about what having a cleft palate does and if you had it badly fixed you would have your hard palate brought together but would have no teeth.
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Examinations of the hard palate revealed a large, firm, pink, ovid and pedunculated mass anchored to the gum tissue behind the upper-right second molar.
A comprehensive intraoral examination revealed an exuberant fleshy mass, scarlet in color, adhering to the hard palate (figure, A).