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sacculus

 [sak´u-lus] (pl. sac´culi) (L.)
sacculus laryn´gis a diverticulum extending upward from the front of the ventricle of the larynx.

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]

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]
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Yet the sacculus is not thought to have any hearing function.
Peptidoglycan (or murein) forms a mesh-like sacculus surrounding the cytoplasmic membrane of almost all eubacteria.
acuminata, Dinophysis ovum, and Dinophysis sacculus. The tree topology was generally well supported in terms of bootstrap values.
We used the following abbreviations: AED: Aedeagus, CU: Cucullus, DU.EJ: Ductus ejaculatorius, JX: Juxta, PUP/ RJ: Punjabi University, Patiala/ Rahul Joshi collection, SA: Saccus, SL: Sacculus, SL.: Saccular projection, TG: Tegumen, UN: Uncus, VES: Vesica, VIN: Vinculum, VLA: Valvula.
Uncus con bordes angulares protuberantes y levantados, sacculus largo con el saccus alargado y dirigido hacia abajo, gnathos como en otras especies, las valvae mucho mas aguzadas que en alectryo y aristoteles.
Their sacculus, which in humans acts as a gravity sensor to help us stand upright, is slightly rotated forwards.
Penacho apical de setas muy finas en la protibia; espacio subterminal de las alas anteriores con flechas negruzcas dirigidas hacia la linea postmediana; genitalia del macho con uncus en forma de diapason y sacculus pequeno y angosto, con una espina apical; genitalia de la hembra con ductus bursae poco diferenciado, corto y con membrana densa.
These sensory cells are found in the cristae at the ampullated ends of the semicircular canals and in the maculae of the utricle and sacculus. Movement of the endolymph in the semicircular canals, and movement of the otoliths in the case of the maculae, is translated by the hair cells into an electrical impulse.
Valva rectangular with truncate apex, sacculus and costal margins more sclerotized than in middle; round setose lobe at dorsal base.
Researchers at the University of Manchester have discovered that an organ in the inner ear called the sacculus, which responds to the frequencies commonly found in music, is connected to the part of the brain responsible for pleasure.
Among many species of teleost fish, acoustic signals are primarily encoded by fibers that innervate the sacculus division of the inner ear (Popper and Fay, 1993).