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utricle

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noun utri·cle \ˈyü-tri-kəl\

Definition of utricle

  1. :  any of various small pouches or saccate parts of an animal or plant: as a :  the part of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear into which the semicircular canals open b :  a small usually indehiscent one-seeded fruit with thin membranous pericarp

utric·u·lar play \yu̇-ˈtri-kyə-lər\ adjective


Origin of utricle

Latin utriculus, diminutive of uter leather bag


First Known Use: 1731


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utricle

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noun utri·cle \ˈyü-tri-kəl\

Medical Definition of utricle

  1. :  a small anatomical pouch: asa:  the part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear into which the semicircular canals open—called also utriculusb:  prostatic utricle

  2. utric·u·lar \yu̇-ˈtrik-yə-lər\play adjective




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