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Uvula

Other Terms: Uvula of palate, Uvula palatina, Uvule palatine

Description

The mucous membrane covered muscular flap that projects posteriorly and inferiorly from the posterior margin of the soft palate. Contained within this flap are the musculus uvulae. It functions in sealing off the nasopharynx during the swallowing reflex.

Description

Uvula The uvula is the tear-shaped tissue that hangs from the soft palate of the mouth.

Latin

Uvula palatina

French

Uvule palatine

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