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UVULA (uvulae)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does uvula mean? 

UVULA (noun)
  The noun UVULA has 1 sense:

1. a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate

  Familiarity information: UVULA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UVULA (noun)


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Meaning:

A small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("uvula" is a kind of...):

flap (a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body)

Holonyms ("uvula" is a part of...):

soft palate; velum (a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking)


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