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Soft Palate

The back, muscular (not bony) part of the roof of the mouth.

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(Source: NIH - National Cancer Institute)

Parts of the oropharynx; drawing shows the soft palate, side and back wall of the throat, tonsil, and the back third of the tongue. Click to enlarge

Parts of the oropharynix, the part of the throat behind the mouth National Institutes of Health

Terms to know

Pharynx (Throat)
The hollow tube inside the neck that starts behind the nose and ends at the top of the trachea (windpipe) and...
Roof of the Mouth
Formed by hard palate and soft palate....

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