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lagena

[ luh-jee-nuh ]
/ ləˈdʒi nə /
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noun, plural la·ge·nae [luh-jee-nee]. /ləˈdʒi ni/. Zoology.
an outpocketing of the saccule of birds, reptiles, and bony fishes corresponding to the cochlear duct of mammals.
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Origin of lagena

<New Latin, special use of Latin lagēna flask, flagon; cognate with Greek lágȳnos
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British Dictionary definitions for lagena

lagena
/ (ləˈdʒiːnə) /

noun
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 for lagena

C19: Latin, a flask, from Greek lagēnos
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