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Medical Term:

uvula of soft palate


a conical projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate, composed of connective tissue containing a number of racemose glands, and some muscular fibers (uvulae muscle).

Synonym(s): uvula palatinaTA, palatine uvula, pendulous palate

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