Definitions for palateˈpæl ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the roof of the mouth in mammals, consisting of an anterior bony portion
Ref: ( hard palate ); ( soft palate )
the sense of taste:
a dinner to delight the palate.
intellectual or aesthetic taste.
Origin of palate:
1350–1400; ME palat < L palātum
palate, roof of the mouth(noun)
the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
(Anatomy) The roof of the mouth; the uraniscus.
The sense of taste.
the roof of the mouth
relish; taste; liking; -- a sense originating in the mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste
fig.: Mental relish; intellectual taste
a projection in the throat of such flowers as the snapdragon
to perceive by the taste
The palate is the roof of the mouth in humans and other mammals. It separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity. A similar structure is found in crocodilians, but, in most other tetrapods, the oral and nasal cavities are not truly separate. The palate is divided into two parts, the anterior bony hard palate, and the posterior fleshy soft palate or velum. The maxillary nerve branch of the trigeminal nerve supplies sensory innervation to the palate. The hard palate forms before birth. If the fusion is incomplete, it is called a cleft palate. As the roof of the mouth was once considered the seat of the sense of taste, palate can also refer to this sense itself, as in the phrase "a discriminating palate". By further extension, the flavor of a food may be called its palate, as when a wine is said to have an oaky palate.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The structure that forms the roof of the mouth. It consists of the anterior hard palate (PALATE, HARD) and the posterior soft palate (PALATE, SOFT).
Translations for palate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the top of the inside of the mouth.
- حَنَك، سَقْف الفَمArabic
- palatoPortuguese (BR)
- der GaumenGerman
- (kõva) suulagiEstonian
- efri gómurIcelandic
- تالو، څكه، خوند، ذايقهPashto
- 上齶Chinese (Trad.)
- vòm miệngVietnamese
- 上腭Chinese (Simp.)
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