Definition of Roof of the mouth

1. Noun. The upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities.

Exact synonyms: Palate
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

roof-brain chatter
roof curb
roof garden
roof mushroom
roof nucleus
roof of fourth ventricle
roof of mouth
roof of orbit
roof of skull
roof of the mouth (current term)
roof of tympanic cavity
roof of tympanum
roof peak
roof plate
roof rack
roof rake
roof rat
roof rats
roof square
roof squares
roof tile
roof tiles

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 ..."

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