Definition of Cupula

1. a cup-shaped anatomical structure [n -LAE]



Medical Definition of Cupula

1. A cup-shaped or domelike structure. Synonym: cupola. Origin: L. Dim. Of cupa, a tub (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cupula

cuprospinel
cuprostibite
cuprotitanium
cuprotungstite
cuprouranite
cuprous
cuprous oxide
cuprum
cuprums
cups
cups of joe
cups of tea
cupset
cupsets
cupsful
cupula (current term)
cupula cochleae
cupula cristae ampullaris
cupula of cochlea
cupula pleurae
cupulae
cupular
cupular blind sac
cupular caecum of the cochlear duct
cupular part of epitympanic recess
cupulate
cupule
cupules
cupuliferous
cupuliform

Literary usage of Cupula

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1. Archives of Otology (1905)
"Chapter I. presents anatomical contributions, especially on the finer histology of the cupula terminalis which BREUER definitely regards as an organized ..."

2. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"To these sections were added two more divisions, in one of which, the operculum was to be hemispherical, much broader than the cupula, and in the other, ..."

3. Flora Americae Septentrionalis: Or, A Systematic Arrangement and Description by Frederick Pursh (1814)
"The fruit is almost entirely covered with the cupula or calyx. 29. ... in setam terminante, cupula hemisphaerica, glande oblongo- ovata.—Willd. sp. pi. ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1846)
"In a short time a second cupula is seen to originate in the interior of the first, and its substance quickly becomes blended with that of the latter, ..."

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