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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate.

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  • n. A thin horizontal bony plate of the skull, located in the roof of the mouth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the bony part of the roof of the mouth

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