utriculus


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u·tric·u·lus

 (yo͝o-trĭk′yə-ləs)
n. pl. u·tric·u·li (-lī′) Biology
A sac or pouch.
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Noun1.utriculus - a small pouch into which the semicircular canals openutriculus - 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

u·tric·u·lus

L. utriculus, pequeña bolsa;
___ of vestibular organ___ del oído o del vestíbulo;
___ prostaticus___ prostático o uretral.
References in periodicals archive ?
The semicircular canals and the vestibule of the bony labyrinth of the temporal bone, the utriculus, saccule, and semicircular ducts of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear, and the vestibular division of cranial nerve VIII are responsible for balance and equilibrium.
The vestibular apparatus can be divided into three semi-circular canals and the otolith organ, which is composed of the utriculus and sacculus.
The labyrinth is a complex structure which, amongst other components, houses three earstones or otoliths which lie in three confluent compartments, the utriculus, the sacculus and the lagena.