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palate

 [pal´at]
the roof of the mouth. The hard palate is the front portion braced by the upper jaw bones (maxillae); it has a bony framework and forms the partition between the mouth and the nose. The soft palate is the fleshy part arching downward from the hard palate to the throat; it separates the mouth and the pharynx. When a person swallows, the rear of the soft palate swings up against the back of the pharynx and blocks the passage of food and air to the nose. A fleshy lobe called the uvula hangs from the middle of the soft palate. adj., adj pal´atal.
cleft palate see cleft lip and cleft palate.
premaxillary palate (primary palate) that portion of the palate that was the median nasal process during early development.
secondary palate that portion of the palate that was the lateral nasal processes during early development.

pal·ate

(pal'ăt), [TA]
The bony and muscular partition between the oral and nasal cavities.
Synonym(s): palatum [TA], roof of mouth, uraniscus
[L. palatum, palate]

palatum

/pa·la·tum/ (pah-la´tum) pl. pala´ta   [L.] palate.

pal·ate

(pal'ăt) [TA]
The bony and muscular partition between the oral and nasal cavities.
Synonym(s): palatum [TA] .
[L. palatum, palate]

palatum

[L.] palate.
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374-77, 'Ahora vamos mas lejos a causa del vientre que antes a causa de la guerra; somos alimentados por las riberas de los numidas y los bosques de Fasis; nuestros mercados son proveidos por la tierra de donde se trajo por aguas desconocidas el Vellocino de Oro'); <<O miserabiles, quorum palatum nisi adpretiosos cibos non excitatur
Palate, however, encrypts the French palais (palace/palate), and hence, via the Latin palatum (palate: roof of the mouth), the Palatium or hill where Augustus built his Imperial Palace.
Thus, the palpi of both the palatum and maxillae are evident because the filaments appear as slender and long structures and the palatum with its setae are easily differentiable (Fig.