noun, plural u·vu·las, u·vu·lae [yoo-vyuh-lee] /ˈyu vyəˈli/. Anatomy.
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Uvula, ū′vū-la, n. the fleshy conical body suspended from the palate over the back part of the tongue.
The popular tradition in our time of the uvula and its fall is evidently a remnant of the medieval teaching with regard to it.Medieval Medicine|James J. (James Joseph) Walsh
The doctor wrote a very bad hand, and the clergyman read "roller" for "uvula."Lighter Moments from the Notebook of Bishop Walsham How|Frederick Douglas How
Returning home, he placed against the uvula this little piece of glass, which he had heated with warm water and carefully dried.Garcia the Centenarian And His Times|M. Sterling Mackinlay
The uvula, for example, may be bifid, or the cleft may extend throughout the soft palate.