uvula vesicae

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u·vu·la of blad·der

a slight projection into the cavity of the bladder, usually more prominent in old men, just behind the urethral opening, marking the location of the middle lobe of the prostate.
Synonym(s): uvula vesicae [TA], Lieutaud uvula

uvula vesicae

A median projection of mucous membrane of the urinary bladder located immediately anterior to the orifice of the urethra.
See also: uvula


pl. uvulae [L.] a small median prolongation of the soft palate occurring in humans and pigs.

uvula of bladder
a rounded elevation at the neck of the bladder, formed by convergence of muscle fibers terminating in the urethra. Called also uvula vesicae.
uvula cerebelli
a lobule that is the posterior limit of the fourth ventricle of the brain. Called also uvula vermis.
palatine uvula, uvula palatina
the small, fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue.
uvula vermis
the part of the vermis of the cerebellum between the pyramid and nodule.
uvula vesicae
uvula of bladder.