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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth).

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  • The saccule is a bed of sensory cells situated in the inner ear.
  • —The saccule is the smaller of the two vestibular sacs; it is globular in form, and lies in the recessus sphæricus near the opening of the scala vestibuli of the cochlea.
  • (The structure is similar to the saccule and its outgrowths.)
  • Lying above and forward are the utricle and the structures developed from it, and lying below and behind are the saccule and the structures developed from it. for more
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