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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 594 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PALATE (Lat. palatum, possibly from the root of pascere, to feed), the roof of the mouth in man and vertebrate animals. The palate is divided into two parts, the anterior bony " hard palate " (see MOUTH), and the posterior fleshy " soli palate " (see PHARYNX). For the malformation consisting in a longitudinal fissure in the roof of the mouth, see CLEFT PALATE.
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