palatine uvula


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uvula

 [u´vu-lah]
1. any hanging, fleshy mass.
2. palatine uvula. adj., adj u´vular.
uvula of bladder a rounded elevation at the bladder neck in males, formed by convergence of muscle fibers terminating in the urethra. Called also uvula vesicae.
bifid uvula bifurcation of the uvula, an incomplete form of cleft palate.
uvula cerebel´li uvula vermis.
uvula palati´na (palatine uvula) the small, fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue.
Features of the oral cavity, including the uvula. From Applegate, 2000.
uvula ver´mis the part of the vermis of the cerebellum between the pyramid and nodule; it is a lobule that forms the posterior limit of the fourth ventricle. Called also uvula cerebelli.
uvula vesi´cae urina´riae uvula of bladder.

uvula of soft palate

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a conical projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate, composed of connective tissue containing a number of racemose glands, and some muscular fibers (uvulae muscle).

palatine uvula

an elongated mucosal process that hangs from the middle of the back edge of the soft palate.

pal·a·tine uv·u·la

(pal'ă-tīn yū'vyū-lă)
A conic projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate, composed of connective tissue containing a number of racemose glands, and certain muscular fibers (musculus uvulae).

pal·a·tine uv·u·la

(pal'ă-tīn yū'vyū-lă)
A conic projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate, composed of connective tissue containing several racemose glands, and some muscular fibers (musculus uvulae).