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British Dictionary definitions for cupula

cupula

noun plural -lae (-liː)
  1. anatomy zoology a dome-shaped structure, esp the sensory structure within the semicircular canals of the ear
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  • Castanea occurs about half way up, it is that species with rigid compound spines to the cupula.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The

    William Griffith


cupula in Medicine

cupula

(kyōōpyə-lə)
n. pl. cu•pu•lae (-lē′)
  1. Cupola.
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