- a furrow or depression.
Origin of vallecula
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- anatomy any of various natural depressions or crevices, such as certain fissures of the brain
- botany a small groove or furrow in a plant stem or fruit
C19: from Late Latin: little valley, from Latin vallis valley
- An anatomical crevice or depression on any surface, such as the deep hollow on the inferior surface of the cerebellum, between the hemispheres, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
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