palatine uvula

The soft flap of tissue that hangs down at the back of the mouth (at the edge of the soft palate). Also called uvula.

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  • Palatine uvula — See also: Uvula of cerebellum and Uvula of urinary bladder Uvula Uvula s location in the human mouth Latin uvula palatina …   Wikipedia

  • palatine uvula — noun The uvula in the mouth (as distinguished from uvulae elsewhere in the body) …   Wiktionary

  • uvula palatina — [TA] palatine uvula palatine uvula: the small, fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue, composed of the levator and tensor palatini muscles and the muscle of the uvula, connective tissue, and mucous membrane. Uvula… …   Medical dictionary

  • Uvula of urinary bladder — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = uvula vesicae urinariae GraySubject = 255 GrayPage = 1232 Caption = Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra. (Uvula not labeled, but would be present in bladder, at region labeled neck .) Caption2 …   Wikipedia

  • Palatine raphe — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = raphe palati GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Palate exhibiting torus palatinus. (Raphe visible near center.) Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia

  • uvula — noun /ˈjuːv.jʊ.lə,ˈjuːv.jə.lə/ The fleshy appendage that hangs from the back of the palate, that closes the nasopharynx during swallowing. Syn: dangly thing, palatine uvula, tonsils …   Wiktionary

  • uvula — The soft flap of tissue that hangs down at the back of the mouth (at the edge of the soft palate). Also called palatine uvula …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Uvula — The small piece of soft tissue that can be seen dangling down from the soft palate over the back of the tongue. The uvula is described variously shaped like a U, a tear or a grape. Its name comes from the Latin word for grape, uva. The uvula has… …   Medical dictionary

  • Palatine tonsil — Infobox Anatomy Name = Palatine tonsil Latin = tonsilla palatina GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1138 Caption = Mouth (oral cavity). Caption2 = The Palatine tonsils with the soft palate, uvula, and tongue visible. System = Precursor = pharyngeal… …   Wikipedia

  • Palatine glands — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = glandulae palatinae GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1141 Caption = Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = g 06 DorlandsSuf = 12392532 The palatine …   Wikipedia

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