saccule

saccule

[sak-yool]
noun
1.
Anatomy. the smaller of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear. Compare utricle ( def 3 ).
2.
a little sac.

Origin:
1830–40; < Latin sacculus sacculus

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saccule or sacculus (ˈsækjuːl, ˈsækjʊləs)
 
n , pl -cules, -li
1.  a small sac
2.  Compare utricle the smaller of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear
 
[C19: from Latin sacculus diminutive of saccussack1]
 
sacculus or sacculus (ˈsækjuːl, ˈsækjʊləs, liː)
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin sacculus diminutive of saccussack1]

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saccule sac·cule (sāk'yōōl) or sac·cu·lus (-yə-ləs)
n. pl. sac·cules or sac·cu·li (sāk'yə-lī')

  1. A small sac.

  2. The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.

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