Definition of Hard palate

1. Noun. The bony part of the roof of the mouth.

Group relationships: Maxilla, Maxillary, Upper Jaw, Upper Jawbone, Palate, Roof Of The Mouth
Generic synonyms: Surface

Definition of Hard palate

1. Noun. A thin horizontal bony plate of the skull, located in the roof of the mouth. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hard palate

1. The bony part of the roof of the mouth. The hard palate is the front of the palate and is in front of the soft palate. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Hard palate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The palate forms the roof of the mouth : it consists of two portions, the hard palate in front, the soft palate behind. The hard palate is bounded in front ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1868)
"10 ; cleft of the soft palate ; cleft of hard palate to the alveolar process. ... 19 ; cleft through soft palate, and left side of hard palate and alveolar ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The hard palate supports the tongue when that organ is employed in ... The membranes and tissues which cover the bones forming the hard palate are of thick ..."

4. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Stanley P. L. Leong (1922)
"OSTEOMA OF THE hard palate MRS. MBP, aged fifty-six, married, 4 children—2 ... Drawing of osteoma in the hard palate of Mrs. MBP The dotted line shows where ..."

5. The Lancet (1898)
"This is due to the fact that they are continuous with the velum, which is very firmly connected with the posterior border of the hard palate. ..."

6. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1905)
"D. The writers have taken up the question of the variability of the contour of the hard palate or what is popularly known as the roof of the mouth, ..."

7. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1885)
"part or the whole of the soft palate ; or the hard palate may be divided ч well (Fig. 718); and, lastly, the separation may extend forwards to the ..."

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