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Meaning of "uvula" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UVULA

From Medieval Latin, literally: a little grape, from Latin ūva a grape.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UVULA

uvula  [ˈjuːvjʊlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UVULA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Uvula is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UVULA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Palatine uvula

The palatine uvula, usually referred to as simply the uvula /ˈjuːvjələ/, is 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 some muscular fibers.

Definition of uvula in the English dictionary

The definition of uvula in the dictionary is a small fleshy finger-like flap of tissue that hangs in the back of the throat and is an extension of the soft palate.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UVULA


anovular
ænˈɒvjʊlə
binovular
bɪˈnɒvjʊlə
biovular
ˌbaɪˈɒvjʊlə
bivalvular
baɪˈvælvjʊlə
cellular
ˈsɛljʊlə
circular
ˈsɜːkjʊlə
formula
ˈfɔːmjʊlə
insula
ˈɪnsjʊlə
molecular
məʊˈlɛkjʊlə
monovular
mɒˈnɒvjʊlə
nervular
ˈnɜːvjʊlə
ovular
ˈɒvjʊlə
particular
pəˈtɪkjʊlə
popular
ˈpɒpjʊlə
regular
ˈrɛɡjʊlə
spectacular
spɛkˈtækjʊlə
trivalvular
traɪˈvælvjʊlə
univalvular
ˌjuːnɪˈvælvjʊlə
uvular
ˈjuːvjʊlə
valvular
ˈvælvjʊlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UVULA

uvarovite
uvea
uveal
Uvedale
uveitic
uveitis
uveous
UVF
uvulae
uvular
uvularly
uvulitis
UWB
UWIST
Uxbridge
Uxmal
uxorial
uxorially
uxoricidal
uxoricide

WORDS THAT END LIKE UVULA

aula
curricula
Dracula
Eula
gula
hula
kula
ligula
matricula
nebula
peninsula
pula
regula
San Pedro Sula
spatula
tarantula
the Peninsula
Tula
Ursula
vincula

Synonyms and antonyms of uvula in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «uvula» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UVULA

Find out the translation of uvula to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of uvula from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «uvula» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

悬雍垂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

úvula
570 millions of speakers

English

uvula
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अलिजिह्वा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اللهاة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

язычок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

úvula
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলজিভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

luette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Uvula
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zäpfchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

口蓋垂
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

목젖
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uvula
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khí quản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உள் நாக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऊव्हुला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küçük dil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ugola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

języczek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

язичок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

omușor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σταφυλή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kleintongetjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uvula
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drøvel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of uvula

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UVULA»

The term «uvula» is regularly used and occupies the 99.884 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UVULA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about uvula

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UVULA»

Discover the use of uvula in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to uvula and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sapira's Art & Science of Bedside Diagnosis
A Method for the Beginner Examine the palate to see whether the uvula is in the midline position. In asymptomatic patients, it usually is. Also perform a gag reflex at the conclusion of the examination of the throat. Simply let your tongue ...
Jane M. Orient, Joseph D. Sapira, 2010
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Unabridged Dictionary of Sensations as If
Sepia (A) Uvula Body. — Constantly tickling of the uvula as if by a foreign body. Derris Pin- nata (A) Uvula Body. — Sensation in the velum pendulum, as if there were a foreign body there, or some mucus which could neither be hawked up nor  ...
J. W. Ward, 2003
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Office-based Surgery in Otolaryngology
The length of the uvula is reduced by approximately 80 to 90% utilizing the same laser settings. The surgical goal is to shorten and reshape the soft palate in the uvula. Care must be taken not to excessively burn the mucosa, thereby exposing  ...
Andrew Blitzer, 1998
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Health Assessment in Nursing
ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE NORMAL FINDINGS ABNORMAL FINDINGS FIGURE 18-15 Inspecting the uvula. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE NORMAL FINDINGS ABNORMAL FINDINGS Hard palate Soft palate. FIGURE 18-16 Bifid uvula.
Janet R. Weber, Jane H. Kelley, 2013
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On the Fabric of the Human Body: A Translation of De Humani ...
... of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem. The heart and associated organs . The brain Andreas Vesalius. Chapter VI The uvula is visible in the open mouth without cutting; it is marked E in Table VI of muscles and F in Table VII. a L in figs.
Andreas Vesalius, 2009
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The Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences
regrets that he could find little precise and scientific information concerning it in systematic works. The dimensions of the uvula are various. He has seen two subjects in which it appeared like a very short tubercle, though otherwise voluminous.
John Davidson Godman, Isaac Hays, 1823
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Unabridged Dictionary of the Sensations "as If".
Sepia (Hg) Elongated Uvula. — Uvula feels as if elongated and coming in contact with tongue. Aconitum Napellus (Hg) Elongated Uvula. — Sensation as of elongated uvula. Alumina (KN) Elongated Uvula. — Sensation as if uvula were ...
James William Ward, 1985
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The Quarterly Journal of Foreign and British Medicine and ...
In an excellent paper on the Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Uvula, M. Lisfranc regrets that he could find little precise and scientific information concerning it in systematic works. The dimensions of the uvula are various. He has seen ...
John Anderson, 1823
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Neuroanatomy of the Oculomotor System
The projection of the nucleus prepositus hypoglossi to the nodulus and uvula in the squirrel monkey is distributed in strips on both sides of the midline (Fig. 1D). Mossy fiber afferents to the dorsal uvula of the cat differ in their medial–lateral ...
Jean A. Büttner-Ennever, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UVULA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term uvula is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as comfortable as ever as a public intellectual
Chronic migraines that dogged him since adolescence haven't been a problem since he had his uvula removed in 1997. But a diagnosis of leukemia in 2008 ... «SI.com, Jul 15»
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Traditional 'Surgeon' Who Treated Kenyatta Marks 60 Years of Service
At the foot of the imposing Kirimiri Hill forest is the residence of the man who famously cut the Uvula of the first president of Kenya, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Mr. Wrong: Everybody is entitled to a well-behaved uvula
I have been thinking a lot about my uvula. How's your uvula? Do you ever think about your uvula? Do you even know what a uvula is? Did you know before just ... «Baltimore City Paper, May 15»
4
Everything you always wanted to know about sternutation but were …
During a sneeze, the soft palate and palatine uvula are lowered while the back of the tongue rises to partially close the passage to the mouth so that air expelled ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, May 15»
5
Simple exercises can help control snoring
... the bottom, front teeth and elevating the back of the roof of the mouth and uvula while saying the vowel "A" are other exercises that the researchers suggested. «Economic Times, May 15»
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6 simple exercises proven to reduce snoring
And elevating the back of the roof of the mouth and uvula while saying the vowel "A." With some visual aids – sorry they're not pretty. (For an expanded view, see ... «Treehugger, May 15»
7
How to Tackle Snoring: Causes and Remedies
National Sleep Foundation describes a host of different factors that can cause snoring, most importantly uvula and the soft palate. Usually, while sleeping, our ... «NDTV, Mar 15»
8
Are your tonsils as useless as they seem?
It turns out, unlike tonsils, it's humans that have a uvula. MF: Nobody else? CS: It was found I think in two individual baboons when scientists were looking but ... «North Country Public Radio, Mar 15»
9
Why Snoring Shouldn't Be Ignored
For example, having an enlarged uvula (that ball of tissue hanging in the back of your mouth), a large tongue, or being overweight -- especially for men, since ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
10
Why There's a Dangling Thing In Our Throats
Science journalist Robbie Gonzalez recently rounded up some of the theories and unknowns surrounding the uvula at io9. He asked Katie Plattner, ... «Smithsonian, Dec 14»

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