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

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

noun

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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