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  1. soft palate, velum(noun)

    a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking


  1. soft palate(Noun)

    The soft tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth.


  1. Soft palate

    The soft palate is, in mammals, the soft tissue constituting the back of the roof of the mouth. The soft palate is distinguished from the hard palate at the front of the mouth in that it does not contain bone.

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