A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum.
One of the grooves, or hollows, between the ribs of the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
(L. vallecula: small valley) n. (pl. valleculae) A furrow, groove or depression in an organ or other part.
(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
diminutive of Latin vallis = a fossa.
a wide depression, furrow or valley
A furrow located on the lateral and median glossoepiglottic folds. image
The longitudinal hollow on the inferior surface of the cerebellum, between the hemispheres, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
Vallecula is an anatomic term for a crevice, depression, or furrow in something. There are a variety of valleculae in the human body, including one between the hemispheres of the brain, on the inferior surface of the cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata is located. Other comon valleculae are: in the nail matrix, and in the throat.