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utriculus

[ yu-trĭkyə-ləs ]
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n. pl. u•tric•u•li (-lī′)

An anatomical sac or pouch, especially the one within the inner ear; utricle.

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Example sentences from the Web for utriculus

  • 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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