a small sac or baglike body, as an air-filled cavity in a seaweed.
Botany. a thin bladderlike pericarp or seed vessel.
Anatomy. the larger of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear.Compare saccule(def 1).
Origin of utricle
< Latin utriculus,
diminutive of uter
bag; see -cle1
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Related Words for utriclekernel
Examples from the Web for utricle
Historical Examples of utricle
In animal cells the former is wanting, the membrane representing the utricle.
Utricle (pyxis) of Amaranth, opening all round (circumscissile).
The base of the stapes communicates 723 pressures to the utricle.
Pressure of the base of the stapes is exerted on the utricle.
A simple primordial cell or utricle, the most simply organized being, whether animal or vegetable matters little.
British Dictionary definitions for utricle
noun plural utricles or utriculi (juːˈtrɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
Derived Formsutricular or utriculate, adjective anatomy the larger of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal earCompare saccule
botany the bladder-like one-seeded indehiscent fruit of certain plants, esp sedges
Word Origin for utricle
C18: from Latin ūtriculus diminutive of ūter bag
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