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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

val·lec·u·la

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

n vallécula
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There was a metallic body in the vallecula on the patient's plain graph, which was obtained before coming to otolaryngology clinic (Fig.
The FV linked with the third ventricle via cerebral aqueduct (aqueduct of Sylvius), and caudally via the median aperture (foramen of Magendie) with vallecula cerebelli and cisterna magna with the spinal canal and laterally, via the lateral aperture (foramina of Luschka) with the cerebellopontine angles (Mavridis).
* Residue in vallecula (stasis of the bolus in vallecula after complete swallowing): 0--no stasis; 1--residue filled up to 50% of the vallecula; 2-residue filled more than 50% of the vallecula.
It indirectly opens the epiglottis by applying pressure to a space between the root of the tongue and epiglottis called the vallecula. The flange running along the left lower edge of Macintosh's blade was also a novel innovation.
Cranial computerized tomography performed when she was brought to the emergency room after the fall demonstrated that the mass started from the hyoid bone level and extended superiorly, constricted the airway by covering a major part of the vallecula and tongue base, and pushed the airway to the left (Figure 2).
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan of the neck demonstrated edema and asymmetry of the epiglottic vallecula. Thorax CT showed multiple nodules that resembled pulmonary metastases on both lungs.
The force applied by the laryngoscope blade at the vallecula is considered the major stimulus causing cardiovascular response to laryngoscopy.
Next, a McGrath 3 blade was carefully inserted into the vallecula and a Cormack-Lehane Grade I view of the laryngeal inlet was obtained with minimal jaw manipulation.