Definitions for valleculavəˈlɛk yə lə; -ˌli

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•lec•u•lavəˈlɛk yə lə; -ˌli(n.)(pl.)-lae

  1. a groove or indentation in a plant or animal part.

    Category: Anatomy, Botany

Origin of vallecula:

1855–60; < LL, = L valle(s)valley+-cula -cule1

val•lec′u•lar-ˌleɪt, -lɪt(adj.)

val•lec′u•late`-ˌleɪt, -lɪt(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. groove, vallecula(noun)

    (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part


  1. vallecula(Noun)

    A depression or groove in the anatomy.

  2. Origin: New , from valles (valley), 1859.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vallecula(noun)

    a groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum

  2. Vallecula(noun)

    one of the grooves, or hollows, between the ribs of the fruit of umbelliferous plants


  1. Vallecula

    Vallecula is an anatomic term for a crevice, depression, or furrow in something.


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