Crossword clues for uvula
- Throat thing
- Soft-palate dangler
- Part of the palate
- Palatal lobe
- It swings in the mouth
- It may be involved in snoring
- Gag reflex spot
- Fleshy projection in the back of the mouth
- Fleshy piece in the throat
- Flappy thing in the throat
- Dangly throat thing
- Back-of-the-mouth pendulum
- Waggling body part of a yelling toon
- Thing hanging from the palate
- Thing attached to the soft palate
- The thing hanging from your palate
- That thing dangling in your throat
- That thing dangling from your palate
- Swallowing aid
- Something seen with a tiny flashlight
- Soft palate thing
- Soft palate pendant
- Soft palate neighbor
- Soft palate appendage
- Pendant in the throat
- Part that dangles
- Part of the throat whose name comes from the Latin for "little grape"
- Palatal projection
- One down in the mouth?
- Mouth organ?
- Lobe in the throat
- Literally, "little grape"
- It's often enlarged in cartoon depictions of screaming
- It makes you snore
- It helps create guttural sounds
- It hangs near the tonsils
- It hangs from the soft palate
- It hangs down from the soft palate
- It dangles in your throat
- Flap near the tonsils
- Flap in one's yap
- Flap at the back of the soft palate
- Dangly lobe
- Dangling part in the throat
- Body part whose name means "little grape"
- Body part that rises when saying "ah"
- Body part that helps you form sounds
- Body part meaning "little bunch of grapes"
- Anatomical dangler
- "Bag" in the back of the throat
- Part of the soft palate
- Soft palate projection
- Throat projection
- Part of the back of the mouth
- Palate appendage
- Throat dangler
- Throat doctor's concern
- It vibrates during snoring
- Tonsil neighbor
- Anatomical hanger
- It's found near the tongue
- Palate part
- Lump in one's throat?
- Dangling tissue near the tonsils
- It's down in the mouth
- A small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
- Lobe in the mouth
- Palate section
- Part of the mouth
- Tonsil's neighbor
- Soft-palate lobe
- A lump in one's throat
- Fleshy part above the throat
- Fleshy body at back of throat
- Usual changes, not special, but very necessary for part of mouth
- Soft palate attachment
- Lobe at the middle of the soft palate
- Dangly lobe in the throat
- Soft palate feature that translates to "little grape"
- Soft palate dangler
- Soft palate part
- Palate lobe
- Palate dangler
- Soft-palate thingy
- Pharynx neighbor
- Palate suspension
- Palatal pendant
- Body part that dangles
- Tonsils neighbor
- Tongue neighbor
- Throat thingy
- Throat "punching bag"
- Punching bag in the throat, in cartoons
- Pendant above the throat
- Palate projection
- Palate mass
- Palatal dangler
- It hangs in your throat
- Tonsils' neighbor
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Uvula \U"vu*la\, n. [NL., dim of L. uva a grape, the uvula.] (Anat.) The pendent fleshy lobe in the middle of the posterior border of the soft palate.
Note: The term is also applied to a somewhat similar lobe on the under side of the cerebellum and to another on the inner surface of the neck of the bladder.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Late Latin uvula, from Latin uvola "small bunch of grapes," diminutive of uva "grape," from PIE root *og- "fruit, berry." So called from fancied resemblance of the organ to small grapes. Related: Uvular.
n. (context anatomy English) The fleshy appendage that hangs from the back of the palate, that closes the nasopharynx during swallowing.
n. a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
[also: uvulae (pl)]
The palatine uvula is a fleshy lobe hanging from the back of the mouth.
The uvula may also refer to:
- Uvula of cerebellum
- Uvula of urinary bladder
Usage examples of "uvula".
Usually the disease is located in the upper part of the pharynx, or throat, behind and above the uvula and soft palate, and is thus hidden from view when looking into the throat through the mouth.
It seemed like familiar territory to her now, the furry tongue, the tonsillar pillars, the uvula hanging down in a quivering flap of pink flesh.
With the left hand then insert an instrument, a stilus, by which the uvula is pulled forward, and then remove the end of it by means of a heated knife or some other process of cauterization.
From such trifles as uvulas and tonsils they went on to ovaries and appendices until at last no one's inside was safe.