sacculus

sacculus

[sak-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural sacculi [sak-yuh-lahy] .
a saccule.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin, equivalent to sacc(us) sack1 + -ulus -ule

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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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