Palate

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The palate (/ˈpælɪt/) is the roof of the mouth in humans and other mammals. It separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.[1] A similar structure is found in crocodilians, but in most other tetrapods, the oral and nasal cavities are not truly separated. The palate is divided into two parts, the anterior, bony hard palate and the posterior, fleshy soft palate (or velum).[2][3]

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Palate
Head and neck.
Palate exhibiting torus palatinus
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Identifiers
LatinPalatum
MeSHD010159
TA98A05.1.01.102
TA22778
FMA54549
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