Saccule definition

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A small sac.
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The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.
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A small sac; esp., the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
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A small sac.
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The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.
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(anatomy) The smallest chamber of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
saccule
Plural:
saccules

Origin of saccule

  • Latin sacculus diminutive of saccus bag sack1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sacculus (“small bag"), diminutive of saccus (“bag, sack").

    From Wiktionary