palato-, palat- +
(Latin: roof of the mouth)
It is attached anteriorly to the posterior margin of the hard palate and laterally to the pharyngeal wall, and it extends backwards and downwards into and between the nasal and oral parts of the pharynx or the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone.
During swallowing, the uvula of the soft palate moves upward with the soft palate.
These uvulopalatopharyngoplasties are usually done by using laser treatments.