Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small sac.
  • noun The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sac or cyst; especially, a little sac; a cell; a sacculus. Specifically
  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms See sac.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little sac; specifically, the sacculus of the ear.

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  • noun anatomy The smallest chamber of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus, bag; see sack.]

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From Latin sacculus ("small bag"), diminutive of saccus ("bag, sack").

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