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vallecula

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noun val·lec·u·la \va-ˈle-kyə-lə, və-\

Definition of vallecula

plural val·lec·u·laeplay \-kyə-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  an anatomical groove, channel, or depression; especially :  one between the base of the tongue and the epiglottis

val·lec·u·lar play \-lər\ adjective


Origin of vallecula

New Latin, from Late Latin, little valley, diminutive of Latin valles valley — more at vale


First Known Use: 1859


Medical Dictionary

vallecula

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noun val·lec·u·la \va-ˈlek-yə-lə\

Medical Definition of vallecula

plural val·lec·u·lae \-ˌlē\play

  1. :  an anatomical groove, channel, or depression: asa:  a groove between the base of the tongue and the epiglottisb:  a fossa on the underside of the cerebellum separating the hemispheres and including the inferior vermis

  2. val·lec·u·lar \-yə-lər\play adjective




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