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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy The upper part of the cochlear duct.
  • noun A similar structure, shaped like a flask, that is a hearing organ in some vertebrates.


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