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u·vu·la

 (yo͞o′vyə-lə)
n.
A small, fleshy mass of tissue, especially that which hangs from the soft palate above the base of the tongue.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin ūvula, diminutive of Latin ūva, bunch of grapes, uvula.]

uvula

(ˈjuːvjʊlə)
n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
(Anatomy) a small fleshy finger-like flap of tissue that hangs in the back of the throat and is an extension of the soft palate
[C14: from Medieval Latin, literally: a little grape, from Latin ūva a grape]

u•vu•la

(ˈyu vyə lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˈli)
the small, fleshy, conical body projecting downward from the middle of the soft palate.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ūv(a) bunch of grapes]

u·vu·la

(yo͞o′vyə-lə)
The small cone-shaped mass of fleshy tissue that hangs from the end of the soft palate above the tongue in the back of the mouth.

uvula

A conical tag hanging from the back of the palate. It helps to keep food out of the nasal cavities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uvula - a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palateuvula - a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
soft palate, velum - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
flap - a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
Translations
čípek
kitakieleke
uvula
こうがいすい口蓋垂
목젖
huig
języczek

uvula

[ˈjuːvjələ] N (uvulas, uvulae (pl)) [ˈjuːvjəliː]úvula f

uvula

nZäpfchen nt, → Uvula f (spec)

u·vu·la

n. úvula, pop. campanilla, estructura colgante en el centro posterior del paladar blando.

uvula

n (pl -las o -lae) úvula, campanilla (fam)
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constitutes the back part of the isthmus of the throat, and its front part is formed, below, by the root of the tongue, and above, by the veil of the palate and uvula.
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