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Palatal meaning

palatal - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the palate; palatine; as, the palatal bones.
  2. 2. A sound uttered, or a letter pronounced, by the aid of the palate, as the letters k and y.
  3. 3. Uttered by the aid of the palate; - said of certain sounds, as the sound of k in kirk.
  4. 4. Pertaining to the palate; uttered by the aid of the palate.

palatal - examples of usage

  1. The converse of this rule does not hold with equal universality, various causes having gradually introduced soft palatal sounds into districts to which they did not properly belong. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  2. When it is confined to the palate it is treated by removal of the palatal and alveolar portions of the maxilla. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  3. Since publishing my little volume I have got several new plates of Asterolepis,- a broad palatal plate, covered with tubercles, considerably larger than those of the creature's external surface,- a key- stone shaped plate, placed, when in situ, in advance of the little plate between the eyes, which form the head and face of the effigy in the centre of the buckler,- and a side- plate, into which the condyloid processes of the lower jaw were articulated, and which exhibited the processes on which these hinged. - "Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence", Louis Agassiz.
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