Definition of Roof of the mouth
1. Noun. The upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities.
Group relationships: Mouth, Oral Cavity, Oral Fissure, Rima Oris
Terms within: Gustatory Organ, Taste Bud, Tastebud, Soft Palate, Velum, Hard Palate
Generic synonyms: Surface
Derivative terms: Palatal
Lexicographical Neighbors of Roof Of The Mouth
Literary usage of Roof of the mouth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"Both teeth are turned somewhat toward the right, so that the right one projects from the mouth; but the left incisor strikes the roof of the mouth to the ..."
2. The Anatomy of the Frog by Alexander Ecker, George Haslam (1889)
"The roof of the mouth underneath the parasphenoid is somewhat vaulted and on either side depressed by the eyeballs, which project downwards more or less ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"When the patient opened his mouth the tongue was seen pushed up and pressed against the roof of the mouth. Pressure made on the growth within the mouth ..."