uvula

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Uvula

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From Late Latin ūvula (little grape), diminutive of Latin ūva (grape).

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uvula (plural uvulas or uvulae or uvulæ)

  1. (anatomy) The fleshy appendage that hangs from the back of the palate, that closes the nasopharynx during swallowing.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin ūvula (small grape), diminutive of Latin ūva.

Noun[edit]

uvula f (plural uvulas)

  1. uvula, palatine uvula

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