saccule

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saccule a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saccule A little sac; specifically, the sacculus of the ear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saccule A sac or cyst; especially, a little sac; a cell; a sacculus. Specifically
    • n saccule In anatomy, the smaller of two sacs in the vestibule of the membranous labyrinth of the ear, situated in the fovea hemispherica, in front of the utricle, connected with the membranous canal of the cochlea by the canalis reuniens, and prolonged in the aquæductus vestibuli to a pyriform dilatation, the saccus endolymphaticus.
    • n saccule Synonyms See sac.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Saccule a small sac:—pl. Sac′culi
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sacculus, dim. of saccus, sack
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. saccus, a bag.

Usage

In literature:

This method is suitable to sacculated aneurysm of the limbs, so long as they are circumscribed and free from complications.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The stomach is simple; the intestines about eight times the length of the body, and the caecum is large and sacculated.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Saccule: a little sac or pouch.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
These are usually sacculated, and may contain skin, hair, muscle, bone, and other natural tissues.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Sacculated serous spermatic canal.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The larger bronchi may be sacculated, owing to the distention produced by the cheesy contents.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Subsequently constrictions appear in the vesicle marking off the saccule and utricle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
The stomach is much sacculated.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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