palato-, palat- +
(Latin: roof of the mouth)
The alveolar process is the portion of bone in either the maxilla or the mandible which surrounds and supports the teeth.
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.
2. Having the characteristics of being acceptable to the mouth.
Palatable, appetizing, tasty, savory all refer to tastes or aromas pleasing to the palate and in some cases to the olfactory nerves.
Palatable has the least positive connotation of these terms, often referring to food that is merely acceptable and not especially good: a palatable, if undistinguished, main course; a barely palatable mixture of overcooked vegetables.3. That which is acceptable or agreeable to the mind, sensibilities, or feelings: "He had some palatable ideas for our consideration and she had a palatable solution to the problem."
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".
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.