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Vallecula

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vallecula

Origin: NL, dim. Fr. L. Vallis, valles, a valley.

1. (Science: anatomy) A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum.

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