uraniscus

SYN: palate. [G. ouraniskos, roof of the mouth, dim. of ouranos, sky]

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ura·nis·cus (u″rə-nisґkəs) [Gr. ouraniskos] palate.

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  • Uraniscus — Uraniscus, Sternbild, so v.w. Südliche Krone …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • uraniscus — /yoor euh nis keuhs/, n., pl. uranisci / nis uy/. Archit. a starlike ornament, as in a coffer of a ceiling. [ < Gk ouranískos ceiling, equiv. to ouran(ós) heaven + iskos dim. suffix] * * * uraniscus /ū rə nisˈkəs/ noun The roof of the mouth… …   Useful english dictionary

  • uraniscus — /yoor euh nis keuhs/, n., pl. uranisci / nis uy/. Archit. a starlike ornament, as in a coffer of a ceiling. [ < Gk ouranískos ceiling, equiv. to ouran(ós) heaven + iskos dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • uraniscus — noun The palate or roof of the mouth …   Wiktionary

  • palate — noun /ˈpælɪt,ˈpælət/ a) (Anatomy) The roof of the mouth; the uraniscus. b) The sense of taste …   Wiktionary

  • Palate — The roof of the mouth. The front portion is bony (hard palate), and the back portion is muscular (soft palate). * * * The bony and muscular partition between the oral and nasal cavities. SYN: palatum [TA], roof of mouth, uraniscus. [L. palatum, p …   Medical dictionary

  • uranisco- — uraˈnisco comb. form of mod.L. uraniscus (ad. Gr. οὐρανίσκος ‘roof of the mouth’), occurring in a few medical and surgical terms, as uranisconitis, uranisco plastic, uranisco plasty [cf. F. uraniscoplastie], uranisco rraphy. (1848– in medical… …   Useful english dictionary

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