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Noun vallecula has 1 sense
  1. groove, vallecula - (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
    --1 is a kind of body part
    --1 has particulars: costal groove; fissure

Definitions from the Web



  1. Anatomy: A groove or depression on the surface of the body, particularly a shallow groove on the anterior surface of the epiglottis, just above the larynx.
  2. Medicine: A recess between the base of the tongue and the epiglottis.

Example sentences:

  1. The vallecula plays a crucial role in preventing food and liquid from entering the windpipe.
  2. The doctor conducted a thorough examination of the patient's vallecula to check for any abnormalities.

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