\ ˈyülə \

Definition of ula

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the buccal gums
-u·​la | \ (y)ələ \
plural -ulas\ -​ləz \ or -ulae\ -​ˌlē , -​ˌlī \

Definition of -ula (Entry 2 of 3)

: small one Clangula siphonula placula


Definition of -ula (Entry 3 of 3)

plural of -ulum

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History and Etymology for ula

Plural noun

New Latin, from Greek oula, plural of oulon; probably akin to Greek eilein to roll, eilyein to roll, wrap

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“Ula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ula. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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