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sac·cule

 (săk′yo͞ol) also sac·cu·lus (-yə-ləs)
n. pl. sac·cules also sac·cu·li (săk′yə-lī′)
1. A small sac.
2. The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.

[Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus, bag; see sack1.]

saccule

(ˈsækjuːl) or

sacculus

n, pl -cules or -li (liː)
1. (Anatomy) a small sac
2. (Anatomy) the smaller of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear. Compare utricle1
[C19: from Latin sacculus diminutive of saccus sack1]

sac•cule

(ˈsæk yul)

n.
1. the smaller of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
2. a little sac.
[1830–40; < Latin sacculus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saccule - a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)
membranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
Translations

sac·cule

n. sáculo, saco o bolsa pequeña.
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Diagnosis: body size 481-531 x 298-348; rostrum rounded; rudimentary translamellar line; prolamellar lines absent; prodorsal setae setiform, barbed; sensilli spindle-form, ciliate; exobothridial setae short; one pair of notogastral setaep1 present; sacculi Sa, S1 with elongate openings, S2, S3 with rounded openings; ventral setae setiform, slightly barbed, and with little difference in length; leg claws serrate on dorsal side.
In terms of vestibular pathology, the crista ampullaris of the semicircular canal is more vulnerable than the macula utriculi, which is more vulnerable than the macula sacculi.
The diagnostic characters of the genus Scheloribates are as following: lamellae well developed; prolamellae present, absent or partially developed; translamellar lines usually absent, but rarely incompletely present; sensilli with dilated head; pteromorphs immovable; notogaster with 10 pairs of setae or their alveoli; four or five pairs of sacculi on notogaster; four pairs of genital setae; legs tridactylous (e.