utricle

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u·tri·cle 1

 (yo͞o′trĭ-kəl)
n.
Any of various bladderlike structures in a plant or animal, especially:
a. A membranous sac contained within the labyrinth of the inner ear and connected with the semicircular canals.
b. A small bladderlike one-seeded indehiscent fruit, as in an amaranth plant.

[Latin utriculus, small leather bottle, diminutive of uter, utr-, leather bottle, possibly from Greek hudriā, water vessel, from hudōr, water; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

u·tri·cle 2

 (yo͞o′trĭ-kəl)
n.
A small vestigial blind pouch of the prostate gland.

[Latin utriculus, a sac (in the body), diminutive of uterus, uterus.]

utricle

(ˈjuːtrɪkəl) or

utriculus

n, pl utricles or utriculi (juːˈtrɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the larger of the two parts of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear. Compare saccule
2. (Botany) botany the bladder-like one-seeded indehiscent fruit of certain plants, esp sedges
[C18: from Latin ūtriculus diminutive of ūter bag]
uˈtricular, uˈtriculate adj

u•tri•cle

(ˈyu trɪ kəl)

n.
1. a small baglike body, as an air-filled cavity in a seaweed.
2. a thin bladderlike pericarp or seed vessel of a plant.
3. the larger of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear, adjoining the semicircular canals.
[1725–35; < Latin utriculus, diminutive of uter bag; see -cle1]
u•tric′u•lar (-yə lər) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utricle - a small pouch into which the semicircular canals openutricle - a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open
membranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth
pouch, pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
Translations

utricle

[ˈjuːtrɪkl] Nutrículo m

utricle

n (Bot) → Fangbläschen nt, → Schlauch m, → Utrikel m (spec); (Anat) → Utriculus m (spec)