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noun: The small, fleshy mass that hangs in the back of the mouth, above the throat.
From Latin uvula, diminutive of uva (grape). Earliest documented use: 1400.
“An hour later, I was swallowed up by an ocean leviathan, and could only escape by ramming against its uvula.”
Luke Winkie; Goat Simulator 3 Review; The Guardian (London, UK); Dec 20, 2022.
See more usage examples of uvula in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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