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It is formed by the palatine process of the maxilla and horizontal plate of palatine bone.
It forms a partition between the nasal passages and the mouth. This partition is continued deeper into the mouth by a fleshy extension called the soft palate.
Additional recommended knowledge
The interaction between the tongue and the hard palate is essential in the formation of certain speech sounds, notably. Also surrounds the teeth to protect them.
In the birth defect called cleft palate, the left and right portions of this plate are not joined, forming a gap between the mouth and nasal passage (a related defect affecting the face is cleft lip).
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