Definition of uvula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈjuːvjələ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːvjələ//
(pl. uvulae
BrE BrE//ˈjuːvjəliː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːvjəliː//
(anatomy) Internal anatomy
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a small piece of flesh that hangs from the top of the inside of the mouth just above the throat See related entries: Internal anatomy Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin, diminutive of Latin uva ‘grape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: uvula