- 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
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- 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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- One of the three parts of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear of nonmammalian vertebrates.
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