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hard palate

the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate
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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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SR x PNS--length of the interpalatine suture, the posterior portion of the hard palate.
Angle INC x PNS x GPF--measure the angular position of the GPF, in relation to the median sagital plan of the hard palate, having as the reference point, the posterior nasal spine.
Angle INC x SR x GPF--measure the angular position of the GPF, in relation to the median sagital plan of the hard palate, having as the reference point, the staurion.