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Uvula

Correct spelling for uvula

Medical definition of uvula:

1. Pendulum palati, a conical projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate; it is composed of connective tissue containing a number of racemose glands, and some muscular fibers ( azygos uvulae muscle). 2. A triangular elevation on the vermis of the cerebellum, lying between the two tonsils anterior to the pyramis. 3. One of several anatomical structures bearing a fancied resemblance to the palatine uvula.

Usage examples for uvula:

  • This is the movable partition shaped like an arch with the little pendant called the " uvula hanging down in the centre. "The Mechanism of the Human Voice, – Emil Behnke"
  • Swedish ladies employ the powdered root as a dentifrice; and gargles prepared therefrom are excellent for sore throat and relaxed uvula "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure, – William Thomas Fernie"

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