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sacculus

[sak-yuh-luh s] /ˈsæk yə ləs/
noun, plural sacculi
[sak-yuh-lahy] /ˈsæk yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a saccule.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin, equivalent to sacc(us) sack1 + -ulus -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for sacculus

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
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