Anatomy. the smaller of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear.: Compare utricle (def. 3).
a little sac.
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How to use saccule in a sentence
The sacs of the internal ear, known as the utricle and saccule, receive the impulses of the base of the stapes.
Anteriorly the saccule communicates with the membranous cochlea or scala media by a short ductus reuniens (fig. 2, dr).
Subsequently constrictions appear in the vesicle marking off the saccule and utricle.
British Dictionary definitions for saccule
a small sac
the smaller of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear: Compare utricle (def. 1)
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