prepalatal

pre·pal·a·tal

(prē-pal'ă-tăl),
Relating to the anterior part of the palate, or anterior to the palate bone.

prepalatal

(prē-păl′ă-tăl) [L. prae, before, in front of, + palatum, plate]
Located in front of the teeth.

pre·pal·a·tal

(prē-pal'ă-tăl)
Relating to anterior part of palate, or anterior to palate bone.
References in periodicals archive ?
Livonian and Saltna Leivu share their characteristic shift of sibilants from palatalized alveolar to prepalatal [s] and [z].
In both Livonian and Leivu there are words where one language has a prepalatal sibilant while the other language has not.
provide a base that is intended to be universal, the consonants at the prepalatal region of the mouth (the t's) are not given as firm a foundation in SPE phonology.