hard palate

noun

Definition of hard palate

  1. :  the bony anterior part of the palate forming the roof of the mouth

1779

First Known Use of hard palate

1779


Medical Dictionary

hard palate

noun

Medical Definition of hard palate

  1. :  the bony anterior part of the palate forming the roof of the mouth


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