hard palate

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hard palate

the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate

hard palate

[′härd ¦pal·ət]
(anatomy)
The anterior portion of the roof of the mouth formed by paired palatine processes of the maxillary bones and by the horizontal part of each palate bone.
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