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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



uvula  listen  (YOO-vyoo-luh)

  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.

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Anatomy of the oral cavity; drawing shows the lip, hard palate, soft palate, retromolar trigone, front two-thirds of the tongue, gingiva, buccal mucosa, and floor of mouth. Also shown are the teeth, uvula, and tonsil.