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utricle

noun utri·cle \ˈyü-tri-kəl\

Definition of UTRICLE

:  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 \y-ˈtri-kyə-lər\ adjective
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Origin of UTRICLE

Latin utriculus, diminutive of uter leather bag
First Known Use: 1731
Medical Dictionary

utricle

noun utri·cle \ˈyü-tri-kəl\

Medical Definition of UTRICLE

:  a small anatomical pouch: as a :  the part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear into which the semicircular canals open—called also utriculus b :  prostatic utricle
utric·u·lar \y-ˈtrik-yə-lər\ adjective

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