Noun Vallecula Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vallecula

Pronunciation:

/vaˈlɛkjʊlə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A groove or furrow.
  1. 'Proceed with the curved blade into the vallecula or straight over the epiglottis with the straight blade.'
  2. 'Double swallow to clear residue in the valleculae.'
((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.|--|)


Origin:
Mid 19th century: from a late Latin variant of Latin vallicula, diminutive of Latin vallis ‘valley’.

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