cupula

noun
cu·​pu·​la | \ ˈkyü-p(y)ə-lə How to pronounce cupula (audio) \
plural cupulae\ -​ˌlē How to pronounce cupulae (audio) \

Medical Definition of cupula

1 : the bony apex of the cochlea
2 : the peak of the pleural sac covering the apex of the lung

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“Cupula.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cupula. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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