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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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Clinical examination revealed multiple small ulcerative lesions in the left side of the oropharynx involving the anterior pillar of the tonsil and the uvula (Figure 1).
But the golden ticket is the full-throated cinema scream, the little uvula punch bag at the back of his throat vibrating like in a cartoon.
It's called the uvula (the name deriving from the Latin "uvola" meaning a "small bunch of grapes").
Oral examination revealed a single soft mass extending from nasopharynx involving the uvula at the soft palate [Figure 1].
Flexible laryngoscopy revealed a nodular appearance of the soft palate, uvula, epiglottis, arytenoids, and vocal folds.
Examination of the upper airway including the oropharynx revealed an enlarged, swollen, and congested uvula (Figure 1).
Therefore, occlusion and dental problems, anomalies of the tongue that can directly influence speech localization and size of a possible fistula, and any anatomic defects of the velum, uvula, and oropharynx should be examined prior to speech assessment.
What is more, he said the practice of removing uvula, a small fleshy finger-like flap of tissue hanging in the back of the throat is both unnecessary and wrong.
A thicker soft palate and an enlarged uvula are observed in these individuals.
One sees you recruit a mouth parasite to your team by battling the gun-toting uvula of a giant sea monster to cut it free, then giving it to a teammate to eat.
The first phrase took most of the lesson; first the right place had to be found, "draw back the uvula, pinch the tonsils, push from the diaphragm and use no nose or head resonance, it is the uvula that controls and directs the quality of the tone." But at the same time, one must remember that there is an "r" in "fernem," and that "Schritten" has two "t's," and by the time that one has remembered everything and forgotten everything and feels like an old lady getting into a train with twenty parcels, comes the rebuke: "You, who are an intelligent musician, I'm astonished that you can begin this phrase as though you were calling a waiter in a cafe," so, humbled, one picked up one's parcels and began again.
During sleep, the tongue, muscles of the soft palate and the uvula relax, obstructing the airway and leading to sleep disorder breathing, added the company.