soft palate

noun

Definition of soft palate

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

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First Known Use of soft palate

1749


Medical Dictionary

soft palate

noun

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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