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soft palatenoun [C]

uk   /ˌsɒft ˈpæl.ət/  us   /ˌsɑːft ˈpæl.ət/ specialized
the soft piece of muscle and tissue that forms the top of the mouth at the back, separating the passages behind the nose from the throat
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