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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.
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hard palate

n.
The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012