Meaning of “soft palate” in the English Dictionary

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"soft palate" in British English

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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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(Definition of “soft palate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)