lagenae

lagena

[luh-jee-nuh]
noun, plural lagenae [luh-jee-nee] . Zoology.
an outpocketing of the saccule of birds, reptiles, and bony fishes corresponding to the cochlear duct of mammals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, special use of Latin lagēna flask, flagon; cognate with Greek lágȳnos

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lagena (ləˈdʒiːnə)
 
n
1.  a bottle with a narrow neck
2.  an outgrowth of the sacculus in the ear of fishes and amphibians, thought to be homologous to the cochlea of mammals
 
[C19: Latin, a flask, from Greek lagēnos]

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lagena la·ge·na (lə-jē'nə)
n. pl. la·ge·nae (-nē)
One of the three parts of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear of nonmammalian vertebrates.

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