saccule


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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, laryngeal mucocele, large saccules, and laryngeal saccular cysts: A developmental spectrum.
1997) and have been specifically localized to the wall of the utricle and the common crus in the semicircular canals (Becerra and Anadon, 2003) and the wall of the saccule (Mayer-Gostan et al.
The semicircular canal cristae exhibit a larger reduction in hair cells than either the utricle or saccule (approximately 40% reduction in individuals over 70 years) (Rosenhall, 1973).
On the other hand laryngocele is defined as dilatation or herneation of the Saccule and contains air.
Laryngocele, laryngeal mucocele, large saccules and laryngeal saccular cysts: A developmental spectrum.
The present study was conducted with an aim of investigating plasticity of utricle and saccule using vestibular evoked myogenic potential in dancers.
3) With this approach, the surgeon opens the saccule at its natural drainage point.
Afferents from the toadfish saccule have directional auditory sensitivity that we have documented previously with extracellular and intracellular
Saccular cysts are delivered from the saccule of the laryngeal appendage, which are submucosal and covered with complete mucosa.
Care is taken not to traumatize the spherical recess of the saccule straight through the oval window because any small break in this area results in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow; if a CSF leak does occur, it should be packed off.
9) In the vestibular labyrinth, the highest concentrations of receptors were in the crista ampullaris and utricular macula, and the lowest levels were in the macula of the saccule.
Moreover, the saccule of some teleosts has about an order of magnitude more receptors than the human saccule (Corwin, 1981).