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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

(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.

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]
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On further evaluation computed tomography scan of the chest (plain) revealed dilated trachea and mainstem bronchi with multiple sacculations in the proximal part of thoracic part of trachea involving posterolateral walls with tractional and tubular bronchiectasis in bilateral lung fields which confirms it as a case of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome which is a rare cause of bronchiectasis and should be considered in differentials of lower respiratory tract infections.
Figure 2: Plain chest CT scans mediastinal window (2A) and lung window (2B), axial image shows dilated trachea (black arrow) with multiple sacculations (black broad arrow) in the proximal part of thoracic part of trachea involving posterolateral walls.
In ruminants, the large intestine has four longitudinal folds, situated on the dorsal, ventral, right, and left surfaces; these cause four rows of sacculations (haustra).
Uterus extending anteriorly on left side; uterine sac median, without lateral sacculations in posterior half of body, well separated from acetabulum, receiving uterus near middle; vitellarium undeveloped; no eggs (Fig.
4J) is characterized dorsally by larger-scale outpocketings (hepatic sacculations) oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the body (Fig.