Different sections of taste in the mouth. As the wine travels through the mouth, it first contacts the front palate, then the middle palate and finally the back palate, all which can process different tastes, such as sweet, sour and bitter.
The soft tissue flap that hangs down the back of the throat attached to the roof of the mouth. The tip is also called the uvula. The whole structure is often called the soft palate to differentiate it from the roof of the mouth (a bony structure), also called the hard palate.
The roof of the mouth. Cleft palate An opening in the palate. It may be in the hard or soft palate or both and may be present from birth or caused by surgery, disease, or accident. Hard palate The anterior portion of the palate composed of an underlying base of bone covered by soft tissue. Soft palate The posterior portion of the palate composed primarily of connective and muscle tissue.
the roof of the mouth in vertebrates. The palate can either completely or partially separate the nasal and oral cavities and consists of a hard palate (bony or cartilaginous part) and a soft palate (soft tissues).
Refers to a combination of surfaces within the mouth (roof, tongue, etc.). This area is frequently described in tasting notes as being divided into sections, such as mid-palate or latter palate. For instance, a wine could be described as tasting HARSH from mid through latter palate. Often seen as interchangeable with MOUTHFEEL. However, PALATE is a place, which MOUTHFEEL is a sensation.
The bone and soft tissue closing the space encompassed by the upper alveolar arch, with a posterior extension to the pharynx. Forms the roof of the mouth and is connected to the nasal septum and floor of the nose in the midline. Hard Palate The anterior part of the palate that is supported by and includes the palatal extensions of the maxillary and palatine bones. Soft Palate The part of the palate lying posterior to the hard palate, composed only of soft tissues without underlying bony support. Velum posterior appendicular portion of soft palate.