palatoglossus muscle pal·a·to·glos·sus muscle (pāl’ə-tō-glô’səs)
A muscle, with insertion into the side of the tongue, with nerve supply from the pharyngeal plexus, and whose action raises the back of the tongue and narrows the fauces.
palatognathous pal·a·tog·na·thous (pāl’ə-tŏg’nə-thəs) adj. Having a cleft palate.
[pal-uh-tuh-gram] /ˈpæl ə təˌgræm/ noun 1. Phonetics. a diagram or photograph obtained through palatography.
[pal-uh-tog-ruh-fee] /ˌpæl əˈtɒg rə fi/ noun, Phonetics. 1. a technique for observing the position of the tongue in relation to the palate during articulation, especially by placing powder or dye on the palate and then noting the area from which it has been removed by the contact of the tongue with the palate during the […]
- Palatomaxillary index
palatomaxillary index n. A number indicating the relation between the dental arch and palate, equal to the palatomaxillary width multiplied by 100 and divided by the palatomaxillary length. Also called palatal index.