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Uvula palatina

uvula palatina --> palatine uvula

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 fibres (uvulae muscle).

Synonym: uvula palatina, pendulous palate.


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