from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small sac.
- n. The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The smallest chamber of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little sac; specifically, the sacculus of the ear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sac or cyst; especially, a little sac; a cell; a sacculus. Specifically
- n. In anatomy, the smaller of two sacs in the vestibule of the membranous labyrinth of the ear, situated in the fovea hemispherica, in front of the utricle, connected with the membranous canal of the cochlea by the canalis reuniens, and prolonged in the aquæductus vestibuli to a pyriform dilatation, the saccus endolymphaticus.
- n. Synonyms See sac.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)
Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus, bag; see sack1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sacculus ("small bag"), diminutive of saccus ("bag, sack"). (Wiktionary)