• synonyms


noun plural -lae (-liː)
  1. anatomy zoology a dome-shaped structure, esp the sensory structure within the semicircular canals of the ear
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for cupula

Historical Examples of cupula

  • 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


n. pl. cu•pu•lae (-lē′)
  1. Cupola.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.