soft palate


Definition of SOFT PALATE

:  the fold at the back of the hard palate that partially separates the mouth from the pharynx

First Known Use of SOFT PALATE

circa 1811

soft palate

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOFT PALATE

:  the membranous and muscular fold suspended from the posterior margin of the hard palate and partially separating the mouth cavity from the pharynx


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