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
Origin of utricle
Latin utriculus, diminutive of uter leather bag
First Known Use: 1731
Medical Definition of utricle
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