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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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This might be caused by the turbulence of the upper airway that leads to vibrations of the soft palate and the uvula, which is the little flap that dangles down at the back of the throat," said Dr.
Physical examination confirmed the presence of a large, left-sided intraoral mass with displacement of the soft palate and uvula toward the right.
Even the movement of the uvula while speaking German and Chinese were captured.
Oral exam revealed erythema and fullness in right peritonsillar arch with the uvula deviated to the left.
The MMT was classified as class I (soft palate, fauces, uvula and pillars visible), class II (soft palate, fauces, uvula visible), class III (soft palate and base of uvula visible) and class IV (soft plate not visible).
the soft palate, tonsils, uvula and the base of the tongue, rather than in the oral cavity.
It's a mouthguard that repositions the lower jaw, tongue and uvula (that little flap hanging down from the back of your throat).
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP or UP3)- Tonsils, and parts of the uvula and soft palate are removed allowing more room for airflow.
This area is the collapsible part of the airway where your tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula.
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Now not even Monteverdi's throbbing uvula diverts despair.