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- n. removal of the uvula.
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Sometimes helpful is a surgical procedure called a uvulectomy, removal of the small punching bag uvula that hangs at the back of the throat to prevent it from obstructing the airway.
Comments: Just a note to the ear, nose and throat doctor with the distractingly nice legs who performed my uvulectomy circa 1996: The operation didn't take.