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n. pl. u•tric•u•li (-lī′)
  1. An anatomical sac or pouch, especially the one within the inner ear; utricle.
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Historical Examples of utriculus

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

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

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

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier