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[pal-uh-toh-al-vee-uh-ler] /ˌpæl ə toʊ ælˈvi ə lər/ Phonetics

articulated with the blade or tip of the tongue approaching or touching the alveolar ridge and the main body of the tongue near the hard palate; having a primary alveolar articulation and a secondary palatal articulation.
a palato-alveolar sound, as (sh) or (ch).


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    palatoglossal arch n. Either of two ridges or folds of mucous membrane passing from the soft palate to the side of the tongue and enclosing the palatoglossus muscle.

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    palatognathous pal·a·tog·na·thous (pāl’ə-tŏg’nə-thəs) adj. Having a cleft palate.

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