|Head and neck.|
|Palate exhibiting torus palatinus.|
|Gray's||subject #242 1112|
As the roof of the mouth was once considered the seat of the sense of taste, palate can also refer to this sense itself, as in the phrase "a discriminating palate". By further extension, the flavour of a food (particularly beer or wine) may be called its palate.
References[change | edit source]
- Wingerd, Bruce D. 1994. The human body concepts of anatomy and physiology. Fort Worth: Saunders. 166, 478. ISBN 0030555078