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1Physical Anthropology and Anatomy. Of or relating to the palate and the alveolar ridge; palatomaxillary.
2Phonetics. Of a consonant: articulated with the tongue raised towards the palate and the tip of the tongue against the alveolar ridge.
Phonetics. A palato-alveolar consonant.
Late 19th century. From palato- + alveolar. Compare earlier palato-dental and palato-velar.
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