Vallecula: An anatomic term for a crevice, furrow or depression. There are a variety of valleculae including one in the brain, another in the nail matrix, etc. However, used alone, the term 'vallecula' usually applies to the epiglottic vallecula, a depression just behind the root of the tongue between the folds in the throat. 'Vallecula' is the dim
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; plural Valleculæ
. [ New Latin , dim. from Latin vallis
, a valley.] 1. (Anat.)
A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula
, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum. 2. (Botany)
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Origin: NL, dim. Fr. L. Vallis, valles, a valley. ... 1. <anatomy> A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum. ... 2. <botany> One of the grooves, or hollows, between the ribs of the fruit of umbelliferous plants. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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(vә-lek´u-lә) Latin word meaning depression or ; a term used in anatomy. vallecula cerebelli a longitudinal fissure on the inferior cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
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• (n.) A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum. • (n.) One of the grooves, or hollows, between the ribs of the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: vă-lek′yū-lă, -lē Definitions: 1. A crevice or depression on any surface, particularly the spaces between the epiglottis and the base of the tongue, right and left. Synonyms: valley
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A furrow located on the lateral and median glossoepiglottic folds.
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diminutive of Latin vallis = a fossa.
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Vallecula is an anatomic term for a crevice, depression, or furrow in something. There are a variety of valleculae in the human body, including one between the hemispheres of the brain, on the inferior surface of the cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata is located (vallecula of cerebellum). Other common valleculae are: in the nail matrix, an
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groove or furrow
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