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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Small, conical, fleshy projections suspended from the soft palate over the root of the tongue.

Usage examples (3)
  • And those of the soft palate are the levator veli palatini, palatoglossus, palatopharyngeus, tensor veli palatini and musculus uvulae.
  • It is very dangerous to cut off or scarify enlarged uvulae while they and red and large, for inflammations and hemorrhages supervene; but one should try to reduce such...
  • The Ephemerides and Salmuth describe uvulae so defective as to be hardly noticeable. for more
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