noun \va-ˈlek-yə-lə\
plural val·lec·u·lae \-ˌlē\

Definition of VALLECULA

: an anatomical groove, channel, or depression: as a : a groove between the base of the tongue and the epiglottis b : a fossa on the underside of the cerebellum separating the hemispheres and including the inferior vermis
val·lec·u·lar \-yə-lər\ adjective

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