vallecula


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val·lec·u·la

 (vă-lĕk′yə-lə, və-)
n. pl. val·lec·u·lae (-lē′)
An anatomical depression or crevice, as between the hemispheres of the brain.

[Late Latin, diminutive of Latin vallēs, valley.]

val·lec′u·lar, val·lec′u·late (-lĭt, -lāt′) adj.

vallecula

(vəˈlɛkjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any of various natural depressions or crevices, such as certain fissures of the brain
2. (Botany) botany a small groove or furrow in a plant stem or fruit
[C19: from Late Latin: little valley, from Latin vallis valley]
valˈlecular, valˈleculate adj

val•lec•u•la

(vəˈlɛk yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli)
a groove or indentation in a plant or animal part.
[1855–60; < Late Latin, = Latin valle(s) valley + -cula -cule1]
val•lec′u•lar, val•lec′u•late` (-ˌleɪt, -lɪt) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vallecula - (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
costal groove - groove between the ribs where the nerves and blood vessels are
fissure - (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Translations

val·lec·u·la

n. valécula, depresión, surco o fisura esp. en referencia a estructuras anatómicas.

vallecula

n vallécula
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3) No Head Tilt: Blade tip positions easily at the epiglottic vallecula to facilitate direct visualization of the cords, with the patient in any position.
Physical examination showed bilateral parotid and submandibular swelling, and fiberoptic laryngoscopy showed pharyngolaryngeal edema and edema of the epiglottis, vallecula, and the right arytenoid region (figure 1, B).
In these cases the tracheal tube tip impacted in the vallecula.
When enlarged, these tonsils will efface the vallecula, the space just anterior to the epiglottis.
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It should be noted that in the over-60s, the swallow may only become reflexive as the bolus reaches the vallecula (between the back of the tongue and epiglottis).
If the airway is too long it can pass into the larynx or into the vallecula (a blind-ended pouch at the root of the tongue (Stoneham 1993), or it can cause airway obstruction if it is pressed against soft tissues.
Traditionally, the main morphological differences for identifying these 11 local-used Chaihu are the characters observed from their original plants: the width of involucel bracts, the shape of leaves, the number of umbellules and the vitta number at the vallecula and commissure of fruits; and the characters from the major morphological features of their dried roots: the shape and texture of roots, straight or detached, the color of root and cut surface, with/without fiber-like petiole residues, rich in xylem fiber or not.
Esophagogram showed that the barium pill got hung up in the vallecula, and many sips of water were required for the pill to be dislodged.
All bones were visualized with the exception of a bone in the axial plane in the vallecula.
This is particularly true for larger tumors that obscure the surrounding landmarks such as the vallecula and epiglottis.