Definitions for: Vallecula

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Val*lec"u*la, n.; pl. Vallecul[ae]. [NL., dim. fr.
L. vallis, valles, a valley.]
1. (Anat.) A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa,
which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum.

2. (Bot.) One of the grooves, or hollows, between the ribs of
the fruit of umbelliferous plants.

Synonyms: groove

See Also: body part, costal groove, fissure

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