uvula definition

  • noun:
    • a little, conical, fleshy size of structure suspended from center associated with the soft palate.
    • The fleshy appendage that hangs from the back regarding the palate, that closes the nasopharynx during eating.
    • The pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border associated with the soft palate.
    • A small no-cost conical human anatomy, projecting downward and backward through the center associated with pendulous margin associated with smooth palate, made up of the uvular muscles covered by mucous membrane. See cuts under tonsil and mouth.
    • A prominent section of the substandard vermiform procedure of the cerebellum, before the pyramid, between the two lateral lobes referred to as amygdalæ or tonsils: so-called from being likened into the uvula associated with palate.
    • hook projection of mucous membrane through the kidney to the cystic orifice of this urethra; the uvula vesicæ luette vésicale, or uvula associated with bladder.
    • a little pendant fleshy lobe behind the soft palate

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