saccule

noun sac·cule \ ˈsa-(ˌ)kyül \

Definition of saccule

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

Origin and Etymology of saccule

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


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saccule

noun sac·cule \ ˈsak-(ˌ)yü(ə)l \

medical Definition of saccule

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

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