uvula

noun uvu·la \ ˈyü-vyə-lə \

Definition of uvula

plural uvulas or uvulae play \ˈyü-vyə-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
: the pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border of the soft palate

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Origin and Etymology of uvula

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, diminutive of Latin uva cluster of grapes, uvula; probably akin to Greek oa service tree, Old English īw yew — more at yew


UVULA Defined for English Language Learners

uvula

Definition of uvula for English Language Learners

  • medical : a small, soft piece of flesh that hangs down from the back part of the roof of your mouth


Medical Dictionary

uvula

noun uvu·la \ ˈyü-vyə-lə \

medical Definition of uvula

plural uvulas play \-ləz\ or uvulae play \-ˌlē\
1 : the pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border of the soft palate
2 : a lobe of the inferior vermis of the cerebellum located in front of the pyramid

uvular

play \-lər\ adjective

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of uvula Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about uvula


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