HyperDic: roof_of_the_mouth

English > 1 sense of the expression roof of the mouth:
NOUNbodyroof of the mouth, palatethe upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
English > roof of the mouth: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities.
Synonympalate
Part ofmouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima orisThe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
Partshard palateThe bony part of the roof of the mouth
soft palate, velumA muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
tastebud, taste bud, gustatory organAn oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
BroadersurfaceThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
Spanishpaladar
Catalanpaladar

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict