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Meaning of UVULA

Pronunciation:  'yoovyulu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate

UVULA is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 See Also: flap, soft palate, velum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\U"vu*la\, n. [NL., dim of L. uva a grape, the uvula.]
The pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border
of the soft palate.

Note: The term is also applied to a somewhat similar lobe on
      the under side of the cerebellum and to another on the
      inner surface of the neck of the bladder.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The prominent anatomic structure dangling downward visibly at the back of the mouth (pharynx).