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copula

 [kop´u-lah]
any connecting part or structure.
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cop·u·la

(kop'yū-lă),
1. In anatomy, a narrow part connecting two structures, for example, the body of the hyoid bone.
2. A swelling formed during the early development of the tongue by the medial portions of the second pharyngeal arches; it is overgrown by the hypopharyngeal eminence and is not present in the adult tongue.
3. Obsolete term for zygote.
[L. a bond, tie]
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cop·u·la

(kop'yū-lă)
1. anatomy a narrow part connecting two structures (e.g., the body of the hyoid bone).
2. A swelling that is formed during the early development of the tongue by the medial portion of the second pharyngeal arch; it is overgrown by the hypobranchial eminence and is not present in the adult tongue.
[L. a bond, tie]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cop·u·la

(kop'yū-lă)
1. In anatomy, narrow part connecting two structures.
2. Swelling formed during early development of the tongue by medial portions of second pharyngeal arches.
[L. a bond, tie]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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