Definition of postpalatal in English:

postpalatal

adjective

  • 1Anatomy and Zoology. Situated behind or posterior to the palate or the palatine bones. Formerly specifically: †designating a pterygoid bone in certain vertebrates (obsolete).

  • 2Phonetics. Articulated with the tip or middle of the tongue against the hard palate.

noun

  • Phonetics. Any of the sounds produced by contact between a part of the tongue and the hard palate.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From post- + palatal.

Pronunciation

postpalatal

/ˌpəʊs(t)ˈpalətl//ˌpəʊs(t)pəˈleɪtl/