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[luh-jee-nuh] /ləˈdʒi nə/
noun, plural lagenae
[luh-jee-nee] /ləˈdʒi ni/ (Show IPA).
an outpocketing of the saccule of birds, reptiles, and bony fishes corresponding to the cochlear duct of mammals.
Origin of lagena
< New Latin, special use of Latin lagēna flask, flagon; cognate with Greek lágȳnos Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lagena


a bottle with a narrow neck
an outgrowth of the sacculus in the ear of fishes and amphibians, thought to be homologous to the cochlea of mammals
Word Origin
C19: Latin, a flask, from Greek lagēnos
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lagena in Medicine

lagena la·ge·na (lə-jē'nə)
n. pl. la·ge·nae (-nē)
One of the three parts of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear of nonmammalian vertebrates.

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