Medical Definition of Cupula
1. A cup-shaped or domelike structure. Synonym: cupola. Origin: L. Dim. Of cupa, a tub (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cupula
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Archives of Otology (1905)
"Chapter I. presents anatomical contributions, especially on the finer histology of the cupula terminalis which BREUER definitely regards as an organized ..."
2. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"To these sections were added two more divisions, in one of which, the operculum was to be hemispherical, much broader than the cupula, and in the other, ..."
3. Flora Americae Septentrionalis: Or, A Systematic Arrangement and Description by Frederick Pursh (1814)
"The fruit is almost entirely covered with the cupula or calyx. 29. ... in setam terminante, cupula hemisphaerica, glande oblongo- ovata.—Willd. sp. pi. ..."
4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1846)
"In a short time a second cupula is seen to originate in the interior of the first, and its substance quickly becomes blended with that of the latter, ..."