soft palate

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

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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