- Anatomy. the smaller of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear.Compare utricle(def 3).
- a little sac.
Origin of saccule
1830–40; < Latin sacculus sacculus
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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.
The sacs of the internal ear, known as the utricle and saccule, receive the impulses of the base of the stapes.
- a small sac
- the smaller of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal earCompare utricle (def. 1)
C19: from Latin sacculus diminutive of saccus sack 1
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- A small sac.
- The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.
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