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utricle

/ˈjuːtrɪkəl/
noun (pl) utricles, utriculi (juːˈtrɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
1.
(anatomy) the larger of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear Compare saccule
2.
(botany) the bladder-like one-seeded indehiscent fruit of certain plants, esp sedges
Derived Forms
utricular, utriculate, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ūtriculus diminutive of ūter bag
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utriculus in Medicine

utriculus u·tric·u·lus (yu-trĭk'yə-ləs)
n. pl. u·tric·u·li (-lī')
An anatomical sac or pouch, especially the one within the inner ear; utricle.

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