follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

saccule

[sak-yool] /ˈsæk yul/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin sacculus sacculus
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for saccule

saccule

/ˈsækjuːl/
noun (pl) -cules, -li (liː)
1.
a small sac
2.
the smaller of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear Compare utricle (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sacculus diminutive of saccussack1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
saccule in Medicine

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for saccule

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for saccule

11
15
Scrabble Words With Friends