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u·vu·la / ˈyoōvyələ/ • n. (pl. -lae / -ˌlē; -ˌlī/ ) Anat. (also pal·a·tine u·vu·la) a fleshy extension at the back of the soft palate that hangs above the throat. ∎  a similar fleshy hanging structure in any organ of the body, particularly one at the opening of the bladder.

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UVULA

UVULA. The anatomical term for the soft, fleshy protuberance at the back of the mouth, hanging down from the velum. The adjective uvular describes sounds made by raising and retracting the tongue towards the uvula: for example, the uvular fricative /r/, the r grasseyé of Parisian Franch. See R-SOUNDS, SPEECH.

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uvula

uvula (yoov-yoo-lă) n. a small soft extension of the soft palate that hangs from the roof of the mouth above the root of the tongue. It is composed of muscle, connective tissue, and mucous membrane.

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uvula The pendular downward projection from the middle of the soft palate which helps to close off the back of the nasal cavity above it, during the complex movements of swallowing.

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uvula

uvula fleshy part of the soft palate. XIV. — late L. ūvula, dim. of L. ūva grape; see -ULE.

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uvula

uvula: see palate.

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