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  • n. The channel of a river.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The channel of a river.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy: A tube or canal through which some fluid flows; especially, the larger part of such a tube, as the duct conveying the chyle to the subclavian vein. Specifically— The utricle of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
  • n. The combined utricle and saccule of the ear as seen in birds.
  • n. The superficial ventricular layer of medullary substance in the brain covering the hippocampus major.

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  • OED: alevus means the bed or channel or a river; the trough of the sea.

    January 13, 2012