Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: Uvula and úvula

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
 
Uvula

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin ūvula (little grape), diminutive of Latin ūva (grape).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

uvula (plural uvulas or uvulae or uvulæ)

  1. (anatomy) The fleshy appendage that hangs from the back of the palate, that closes the nasopharynx during swallowing.
  2. (anatomy) The slight elevation in the mucous membrane immediately behind the internal urethral orifice of the urinary bladder, caused by the middle lobe of the prostate.
  3. (music) An object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring; a clapper.

Usage notesEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin ūvula (small grape), diminutive of Latin ūva. Doublet of uvule.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

uvula f (plural uvulas)

  1. uvula, palatine uvula

SynonymsEdit


MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin ūvula (little grape), diminutive of Latin ūva (grape).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

uvula (Jawi spelling اوۏولا, plural uvula-uvula)

  1. (anatomy) Uvula (appendage that hangs from the palate)

SynonymsEdit