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

 

uvula

 noun
noun
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 Origin late Middle English: from late Latin, diminutive of Latin uva ‘grape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: uvula