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pl. uvulae [L. uvula, a little grape]

1. The free edge of the soft palate that hangs at the back of the throat above the root of the tongue. It is made of muscle, connective tissue, and mucous membrane.
2. Any small projection.
uvular (ū′vyŭ-lăr), adj.

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