Val*lec"u*la (?), n.; pl. Valleculae (#). [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.

 

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