SOFT PALATE

part of the roof of the mouth from the hard palate to the uvula and separates the oral cavity from the nasopharynx and is used to make speech sounds. Also called velum palatinum.

SOFT PALATE: "The soft palate is used to help us make sounds of speech."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOFT PALATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/soft-palate/ (accessed February 23, 2020).
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