Oct. 6th, croupy symptoms more marked; tonsils and uvula greatly swollen, so that the fauces are almost occluded; temp.
His directions for the removal of the uvula are very definite.
When the uvula is elongated or oedematous it is often a constant source of irritation and discomfort.
The soft palate only may contain the cleft, or simply the uvula.
The uvula is often swollen or distended with serum, and its mucous membrane is relaxed.
Both the tonsils and the uvula may become so enlarged as to be a source of awkwardness or more serious evil to the voice-user.
Used as a gastric stimulant, and as a gargle in the relaxation of the uvula.
The uvula sometimes becomes thickened into a club-shaped, gelatinous-looking mass, somewhat characteristic.
“Peace on earth and mercy mild,” sang Miss Mapp, holding her head back with her uvula clearly visible.
The soft palate becomes relaxed and the uvula thickened and elongated, sometimes to an extreme degree.
late 14c., from Late Latin uvula, from Latin uvola "small bunch of grapes," diminutive of uva "grape," which is of unknown origin. So called from fancied resemblance of the organ to small grapes.
uvula u·vu·la (yōō'vyə-lə)
n. pl. u·vu·las or u·vu·lae (-lē)
A small conical pendent fleshy mass of tissue, especially the uvula palatina.