from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Roman antiquity, a wine-vase; an amphora.
- noun A vase of bottle-shaped form, generally in unfamiliar wares, as Levantine, Persian, or the like.
- noun The saccular extremity of the cochlea in some of the vertebrates below mammals, as a bird, where ramify the ultimate filaments of the auditory nerve.
- noun In zoology: The typical genus of Lagenidæ. A genus or subgenus of mollusks of the family Fasciolariidæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) The terminal part of the cochlea in birds and most reptiles; an appendage of the sacculus, corresponding to the cochlea, in fishes and amphibians.
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- noun anatomy The upper part of the
- noun A similar structure, shaped like a
flask, that is a hearing organin some vertebrates.
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Its extremities are closed; the upper is termed the lagena and is attached to the cupula at the upper part of the helicotrema; the lower is lodged in the recessus cochlearis of the vestibule.
This figure shows also the cochlea, marked lagena, in which the organ of hearing of mammals (the organ of Corti) is located.
The inner ear, which contains the sense organs, consists of a membranous bag, the chief parts of which are the utriculus, the sacculus, the lagena, and the three semicircular canals.
The cavity of this membranous labyrinth is filled with a fluid, the endolymph; and within the utriculus, sacculus and lagena are masses of inorganic matter called the otoliths.
Fn.I. 26 The “lagena,” or “lagona,” was a long-necked bottle
Ptg. ftia Iht, fto kge erit B aqua infcra fta3 lo In lagena - aaj lo - motdovhabuJc
Heic ego-fecurus vulgi, & quid praeparet Aufter Infelix pecori: fecurus, & angulus illc iVicini, noftro quia pinguior: & fi adco omncs DitefcaM orti pejoribus, ufquc rccwfem i j Curvus ob id minui fenio, aut coenare fine urvSoy Et fignum in vapida nafo tetigifle lagena.
Who would decant the wine of his poetry from its quaint and antique-looking lagena? ”
The “lagena,” or “lagona,” was a long-necked bottle or flagon, made of earth, and much used for keeping wine or fruit.] [Footnote I. 27: _The foreign bird_) -- Ver.