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Another word for palate

  1. Roof of the mouth

      1. An anatomical structure resembling a veil or curtain.
      2. The lobed, ciliated swimming organ of gastropod larvae, located near the mouth
      3. A serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
      1. The bony part of the roof of the mouth, behind the upper teethridge
      2. The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate.
      3. A thin horizontal bony plate of the skull, located in the roof of the mouth.
      1. The soft part at the rear of the roof of the mouth; velum
      2. (Anatomy) The soft tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth.
      3. The movable fold, consisting of muscular fibers enclosed in a mucous membrane, that is suspended from the rear of the hard palate and closes off the nasal cavity from the oral cavity during swallowing or sucking.
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  2. Sense of taste

      1. A distinctive perception as if by the sense of taste:
      2. A personal preference or liking:
      3. The sense that distinguishes the sweet, sour, salty, and bitter qualities of dissolved substances in contact with the taste buds on the tongue.
      1. A strong wish or urge:
      2. An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
      3. A desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some specific food
      1. A manner or style of speaking, with reference to tone, diction, etc.
      2. Style or quality of utterance:
      3. Something resembling a tongue in shape, position, movement, or use
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