Palatal reflex



palatal reflex n.
Swallowing reflex induced by stimulation of the palate. Also called palatine reflex.

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    [pal-it] /ˈpæl ɪt/ noun 1. Anatomy. the roof of the mouth, consisting of an anterior bony portion (hard palate) and a posterior muscular portion (soft palate) that separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity. 2. the sense of taste: a dinner to delight the palate. 3. intellectual or aesthetic taste; mental appreciation. /ˈpælɪt/ noun […]

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