HyperDic: soft_palate

English > 1 sense of the expression soft palate:
NOUNbodysoft palate, veluma muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
English > soft palate: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking.
Synonymvelum
Part ofpalate, roof of the mouthThe upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
PartsuvulaA small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
BroaderflapA movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
Spanishvelo del paladar, velo
Catalanpaladar tou, vel del paladar

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