Origin of saccule

1830–40; < Latin sacculus sacculus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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sacculus (ˈsækjʊləs)

noun plural -cules or -li (liː)
  1. a small sac
  2. the smaller of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal earCompare utricle (def. 1)

Word Origin for saccule

C19: from Latin sacculus diminutive of saccus sack 1
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saccule in Medicine


n. pl. sac•cules
  1. A small sac.
  2. The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.
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