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palate

  

      n  
1    the roof of the mouth, separating the oral and nasal cavities  
   See       hard palate       soft palate  
  
Related adj  
    palatine  
2    the sense of taste  
she had no palate for the wine     
3    relish or enjoyment  
4      (Botany)   (in some two-lipped corollas) the projecting part of the lower lip that closes the opening of the corolla  
     (C14: from Latin palatum, perhaps of Etruscan origin)  
Avoid confusion with palette or pallet  


cleft palate  
      n   a congenital crack or fissure in the midline of the hard palate, often associated with a harelip  
hard palate  
      n   the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate  
soft palate  
      n   the posterior fleshy portion of the roof of the mouth. It forms a movable muscular flap that seals off the nasopharynx during swallowing and speech  
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palate

  
1    appetite, heart, stomach, taste  
2    appreciation, enjoyment, gusto, liking, relish, zest  

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