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uvula definition

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This page has 6 definitions of uvula with English translations in 4 languages. Uvula is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Uvula and úvula

English uvula definition

Uvula

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

uvula (plural uvulae or uvulas or (obsolete) uvulæ)

  1. (anatomy) Ellipsis of palatine uvula: the fleshy appendage that hangs from the back of the soft palate, that closes the nasopharynx during swallowing
    Synonym: staphyle
  2. (anatomy) the slight elevation in the mucous membrane immediately behind the internal urethral orifice of the urinary bladder, caused by the middle lobe of the prostate
  3. (music) an object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring; a clapper

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French uvula definition

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from Late Latin ūvula (small grape), diminutive of Latin ūva. Doublet of uvule, another borrowing.

Pronunciation

Noun

uvula f (plural uvulas)

  1. uvula, palatine uvula

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Latin uvula definition

Etymology

From ūva (a grape) +‎ -ula (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation

Noun

ūvula f (genitive ūvulae); first declension (Late Latin)

  1. Diminutive of ūva.

Inflection

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ūvula ūvulae
Genitive ūvulae ūvulārum
Dative ūvulae ūvulīs
Accusative ūvulam ūvulās
Ablative ūvulā ūvulīs
Vocative ūvula ūvulae

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Malay uvula definition

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

uvula (Jawi spelling اوۏولا‎, plural uvula-uvula, informal 1st possessive uvulaku, impolite 2nd possessive uvulamu, 3rd possessive uvulanya)

  1. (anatomy) Uvula (appendage that hangs from the palate)

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