Bifid uvula

The uvula, the little V-shaped fleshy mass hanging from the back of the soft palate, is cleft or split. Cleft uvula is a common minor anomaly occurring in about 1% of whites and 10% of Native Americans. Persons with a cleft uvula should not have their adenoids removed because, without the adenoids, they cannot achieve proper closure between the soft palate and pharynx while speaking and develop hypernasal speech.

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bifurcation of the uvula, considered an incomplete form of cleft palate. Called also cleft, forked, or split u. and staphyloschisis.

Bifid uvula.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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