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saccule

 [sak´ūl]
1. a little bag, sac, or pouch.
2. the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth, which communicates with the cochlear duct by way of the ductus reuniens.
laryngeal saccule sacculus laryngis.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl),
1. The smaller of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the labyrinth, lying in the spheric recess; it is connected with the cochlear duct by a very short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with the utriculus by the beginning of the endolymphatic sac and the utriculosaccularis duct that joins it.
2. The immense bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of certain microorganisms.
[L. sacculus]

saccule

/sac·cule/ (sak´ūl)
1. a little bag or sac.
2. the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.

alveolar saccules  see under sac.
laryngeal saccule  a diverticulum extending upward from the front of the laryngeal ventricle.

saccule

(săk′yo͞ol) also

sacculus

(-yə-ləs)
n. pl. saccules also sacculi (săk′yə-lī′)
1. A small sac.
2. The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.

saccule

[sak′yo̅o̅l]
Etymology: L, sacculus
a small bag or sac, such as the air saccules of the lungs. See also sacculus. saccular, adj.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl)
1. The smaller of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the labyrinth, lying in the spheric recess; connected with the cochlear duct by a very short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with the utriculus by the beginning of the ductus endolymphaticus and the ductus utriculosaccularis that joins it.
2. The immense, bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of certain microorganisms.
Synonym(s): sacculus [TA] .
[L. sacculus]

saccule

  1. any small sac.
  2. a membranous labyrinth joined to the UTRICLE and forming part of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl)
1. [TA] Smaller of two membranous sacs in vestibule of labyrinth, lying in spheric recess; connected with cochlear duct by a short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with utriculus by beginning of endolymphatic sac and the utriculosaccularis duct that joins it.
2. Immense bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of some microorganisms.
[L. sacculus]

saccule

1. a little bag or sac; a small, pouchlike cavity.
2. the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the vestibule, which communicates with the cochlear duct by way of the ductus reuniens.

laryngeal saccule
sacculus laryngis.
References in periodicals archive ?
Laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation or herniation of the laryngeal saccule that extends upward within the false vocal fold in communication with the laryngeal lumen.
They may occur in individuals with a congenitally large saccule or with congenital weakness of laryngeal tissues.
Keywords : Brachycephalic; elongated soft palate; endoscopy; laryngeal saccules
Widening of stenotic nares, shortening of elongated soft palate and if required resection of everted laryngeal saccules (Farquharson and Smith, 1942; Trader, 1949; Leonard, 1957).
The endoscopic examination of posterior end of oral cavity, pharyngx and laryngx revealed presence of elongated soft palate and everted laryngeal saccules.
The term brachycephalic syndrome refers to combination of elongated soft palate, stenotic nares and everted laryngeal saccules all of which are commonly seen in short headed dog breeds.
The laryngeal saccule is a pouch arising from the anterior end of the laryngeal ventricle.
The walls form ventrally an area of elevations formed by very thin walled saccules.
X-rays revealed the presence of bilateral laryngoceles, and computed tomography demonstrated bilateral, air-filled outpouchings of the laryngeal saccules during forced expiration.
Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated bilateral, air-filled outpouchings of the laryngeal saccules during forced expiration; these outpouchings disappeared during rest (figure 2).
Laryngoceles are abnormal dilations or herniations of the laryngeal saccule.