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vallecula

 [vah-lek´u-lah] (L.)
a depression or furrow.
vallecula cerebel´li a longitudinal fissure on the inferior cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
vallecula syl´vii a depression made by the fissure of Sylvius at the base of the brain.

val·lec·u·la

, pl.

val·lec·u·lae

(vă-lek'yū-lă, -lē), [TA]
A crevice or depression on any surface, particularly the spaces between the epiglottis and the base of the tongue, right and left.
Synonym(s): valley
[L. dim. of vallis, valley]

vallecula

/val·lec·u·la/ (vah-lek´u-lah) pl. valle´culae   [L.] a depression or furrow.vallec´ular
vallecula cerebel´li  the longitudinal fissure on the inferior cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
vallecula un´guis  the sulcus of the matrix of the nail.

vallecula

(vă-lĕk′yə-lə, və-)
n. pl. vallecu·lae (-lē′)
An anatomical depression or crevice, as between the hemispheres of the brain.

val·lec′u·lar, val·lec′u·late (-lĭt, -lāt′) adj.

vallecula

[vəlek′yələ]
Etymology: L, little valley
1 any crevice or depression on the surface of an organ or structure.
2 See vallecula epiglottica. vallecular, adj.

val·lec·u·la

, pl. valleculae (vă-lek'yū-lă, -lē) [TA]
1. A crevice or depression on any surface.
2. A sinus located between the base of the tongue and the epiglottis.
[L. dim. of vallis, valley]

vallecula

A small hollow, groove or depression on the surface of an organ.

vallecula

pl. valleculae [L.] a depression or furrow.

vallecula cerebelli
a longitudinal fissure on the caudal cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
vallecula epiglottica
the depressions on either side of the median glossoepiglottic fold.
vallecula sylvii
a depression made by the fissure of Sylvius at the base of the brain. Called also lateral cerebral fossa.
vallecula unguis
the sulcus of the matrix of the nail.
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