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A cupula is a small, inverted cup or dome-shaped cap over a structure, including:
- Ampullary cupula, a structure in the vestibular system, providing the sense of spatial orientation.
- Cochlear cupula, a structure in the cochlea.
- A structure surrounding hair cell receptors sensitive to hydrodynamic flow in fish.
- The cervical pleura in the thorax.
- A layer in the otolith organs.
- The cupula optica, or optic cup, in embryological development of the eye.
- Cup-like structure fitted over the eye during electrophysiology study.
- Cupola, the spherical domes atop churches and other structures
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