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saccule

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noun sac·cule \ˈsa-(ˌ)kyül\

Definition of saccule

  1. :  a little sac; specifically :  the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth of the ear



Origin of saccule

New Latin sacculus, from Latin, diminutive of saccus bag — more at sack


First Known Use: circa 1839


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saccule

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noun sac·cule \ˈsak-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of saccule

  1. :  a little sac; specifically :  the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth of the ear that contains the macula sacculi




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