utricle

noun utri·cle \ ˈyü-tri-kəl \

Definition of utricle

: any of various small pouches or saccate parts of an animal or plant: such 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

utricular

play \yu̇-ˈtri-kyə-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of utricle

Latin utriculus, diminutive of uter leather bag


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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 and that contains the macula utriculi called also utriculus

utricular

play \yu̇-ˈtrik-yə-lər\ adjective

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