the small, fleshy, conical body projecting downward from the middle of the soft palate.
a similar structure in any organ of the body, especially one at the opening of the bladder.
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How to use uvula in a sentence
The researchers determined that it was part of the soft palate—the little sheet of muscle along the roof of the mouth from which the uvula hangs in humans.Baleen whales have an ‘oral plug’ to help them guzzle down food without choking | Kate Baggaley | January 24, 2022 | Popular-Science
His directions for the removal of the uvula are very definite.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
The uvula, the pillars of the palate, and the tonsils are parts of the structure.The Child-Voice in Singing | Francis E. Howard
The elongated uvula is to be snipped off, and abscesses of the tonsils opened tout comme chez nous.Gilbertus Anglicus | Henry Ebenezer Handerson
Dickens noticed the uvular tone of voice in young thieves, due to deformity of the uvula.Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
uvula, ū′vū-la, n. the fleshy conical body suspended from the palate over the back part of the tongue.
British Dictionary definitions for uvula
a small fleshy finger-like flap of tissue that hangs in the back of the throat and is an extension of the soft palate
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Scientific definitions for uvula
A small mass of fleshy tissue that hangs from the back of the soft palate.
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