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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)