palato-, palat- +

(Latin: roof of the mouth)

Relating to the palatal surface of the alveolar process of the upper jaw.

The alveolar process is the portion of bone in either the maxilla or the mandible which surrounds and supports the teeth.

Without palpi (plural of palpus).

The palpus is a feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; such as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and labial palpi. The palpi of male spiders serve as sexual organs.

glossopalatine (adjective), more glossopalatine, most glossopalatine
Relating to the tongue and the palate or the upper surface of the mouth.
glossopalatolabial (adjective), more glossopalatolabial, most glossopalatolabial
Pertaining to the tongue, the palate, and the lips.
impalatable (adjective), more impalatable, most impalatable
1. Regarding food which is not tasteful: unpalatable: The very old and dry piece of cheese was totally impalatable and had to be thrown away.
2. Pertaining to something not acceptable to the mind or to the senses: In the changing room at the gym, the odor of the athletes was impalatable and disgusting.
A reference to the middle of the palate.
Connected with both the nose and the palate; such as, the nasopalatine or incisor, canal connecting the mouth and the nasal chamber in some animals; the nasopalatine nerve.
palatable (adjective), more palatable, most palatable
1. Acceptable or agreeable to the taste; savory: Some people like instant mashed potatoes, which is certainly palatable, but not a nutritious type of food.
2. Having the characteristics of being acceptable to the mouth: Different terms, or adjectives, relating to the tastes or aromas which are enjoyable when eating a meal are palatable, appetizing, tasty, and delicious.

Palatable has the least positive connotation of these terms, often referring to food that is merely passable and not especially good, as a palatable, if undistinguished main course, a barely palatable mixture of overcooked vegetables.
3. Inclined to be acceptable or agreeable to the mind, sensibilities, or feelings: John had some palatable ideas to be considered and Agatha had a palatable solution to the problem.

palatableness (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. The quality of character of of being tasty or appetizing: Mrs. Timmons tried to enhance the palatableness of the salad by adding many wonderful kinds of fresh herbs.
2. The quality of being acceptable to the mind or to one's feelings: The palatableness of Jenny's letter made Susan extremely happy and it was full of optimism about her new life as a single mother following her recent divorce.
palatably (adverb), more palatably, most palatably
1. Concerning how food or a beverage is agreeable to the taste: The dinners served in the fine restaurant in town was palatably appetizing and delicious, so Jim and Janet went there often!
2. Pertaining to how an idea or method is acceptable for an individual: Tony decided that he would accept the job because it was palatably suitable for him because of the satisfactory payment, friendly co-workers, and agreeable hours of work.
1. A semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate; for example, the initial sound in the English word "yeast".
2. Relating to or lying near the palate; a palatal sound.
3. Produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as "y") or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as "ch" in "chin" or "j" in "gin".
1. The roof of the mouth.

The front portion is bony (hard palate), and the back portion is muscular (soft palate).

2. The sense of taste: "We had a dinner which delighted the palate."
3. Intellectual or aesthetic taste; mental appreciation.
4. Etymology: "roof of the mouth", from Old French palat, from Latin palatum, "roof of the mouth"; perhaps of Etruscan origin. Popularly considered the seat of taste, hence transferred meaning "sense of taste" from about 1526.
Plastic surgery of the palate, usually to correct a cleft.
Belonging to the palate.
Resembling the shape or form of the palate.

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