Definition of Saccule

1. Noun. A small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth).

Exact synonyms: Sacculus
Group relationships: Membranous Labyrinth
Generic synonyms: Sac



Definition of Saccule

1. n. A little sac; specifically, the sacculus of the ear.

Definition of Saccule

1. Noun. (anatomy) The smallest chamber of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saccule

1. a small sac [n -S]

Medical Definition of Saccule

1. A little sac; especially, a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. Origin: L, little sack. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saccule

saccolabium
saccos
saccoses
saccular
saccular aneurysm
saccular bronchiectasis
saccular gland
saccular nerve
saccular spot
sacculate
sacculated
sacculated pleurisy
sacculation
sacculation of colon
sacculations
saccule (current term)
saccule and utricle
saccule of larynx
saccules
sacculi
sacculina
sacculocochlear
sacculoutricular
sacculus
sacculus alveolaris
sacculus communis
sacculus endolymphaticus
sacculus lacrimalis
sacculus laryngis
sacculus proprius

Literary usage of Saccule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"The vestibular branches are connected with the saccule, the utricle, ... The lower division of the vestibular nerve goes to the saccule and the ampulla on ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"These fibrous bands convey the blood-vessels and nervous filaments distributed to the utricle, to the saccule, and to the ampulla of each canal. Structure. ..."

3. Text-book of Histology: Including the Microscopic Technic by Philipp Stöhr (1898)
"The one saccule, the utricle, is in connection with membranous tubules, ... THE saccule, THE UTRICLE, AND THE SEMICIRCULAR CANALS. The walls of these canals ..."

4. Normal Histology: With Special Reference to the Structure of the Human Body by George Arthur Piersol (1916)
"The membranous labyrinth comprises: (1) the utricle and the saccule, which, ... Structure of the Utricle, saccule and Semicircular Canals. ..."

5. Text-book of Normal Histology: Including an Account of the Development of by George Arthur Piersol (1893)
"THE saccule AND THE UTRICLE. While the bony labyrinth in the cochlea and the semicircular canals quite closely repeats the general arrangement of the ..."

6. Text-book of normal histology: Including an Account of the Development of by George Arthur Piersol (1896)
"THE saccule AND THE UTRICLE. While the bony labyrinth in the cochlea and the semicircular canals quite closely repeats the general arrangement of the ..."

7. Text-book of normal histology by George Arthur Piersol (1893)
"THE saccule AND THE UTRICLE. While the bony labyrinth in the cochlea and the semicircular canals quite closely repeats the general arrangement of the ..."

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