Languages:

Soft palate

Similar term(s): velum.

Definition:

The soft palate is a muscular flap that separates the cavity of the mouth from the pharynx when swallowing or speaking. Unlike the hard palate at the front, it does not contain bone.

It is part of the oropharynx.

Source: GreenFacts

FacebookTwitterEmail
  • ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQRS - TUV - WXYZ
  • Themes covered
    Publications A-Z
    Leaflets

    Video