the smaller of the two otolith organs in the vestibule [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15363417 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/smb https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-8036-0655-9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccule ]

Synonyms: saccule membranous labyrinth saccule sacculus (labyrinthus vestibularis) sacculus

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, organ_slim

comment

XAO/AAO to be checked - see https://github.com/seger/aao/issues/5

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Bigotolith.jpg

external definition

The most ventral chamber of the membranous labyrinth. [Bemis_WE, Functional_Anatomy_of_the_Vertebrates:_An_Evolutionary_Perspective, Glossary_G-25, Grande_L, Liem_KF, Third_Edition_(2001)_Orlando_Fla.:_Harcourt_College_Publishers, Walker_WF][VHOG]

homology notes

In gnathostomes, each membranous labyrinth has three semicircular ducts that connect with a chamber known as the utriculus. (...) In all gnathostomes, the utriculus connects ventrally with a larger sac, called the sacculus (...) .[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001854