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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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  • At this stage we may call the remaining cavity of the original otic vesicle, into which all the above parts open, the utriculus.

  • Naturalists after Eschscholtz call it Physalia utriculus, from the Greek word , a bubble, and utriculus from its stinging powers.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier

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