Definitions for uvulaˈyu vyə lə; -ˈli

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•vu•laˈyu vyə lə; -ˈli(n.)(pl.)-las, -lae

  1. the small, fleshy, conical body projecting downward from the middle of the soft palate.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of uvula:

1350–1400; ME < L ūv(a) bunch of grapes

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uvula(noun)

    a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate


  1. uvula(Noun)

    The fleshy appendage that hangs from the back of the palate, that closes the nasopharynx during swallowing.

  2. Origin: uvula, diminutive of uva.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uvula(noun)

    the pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border of the soft palate


  1. Palatine uvula

    The palatine uvula, usually referred to as simply the uvula, is a conic projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate, composed of connective tissue containing a number of racemose glands, and some muscular fibers.


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