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utricle

 [u´trĭ-k'l]
1. any small sac.
2. the larger of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
prostatic utricle (urethral utricle) a small blind pouch in the substance of the prostate.

u·tri·cle

(yū'tri-kĕl),
1. A small sac or pouch. A dilated portion of the membranous labyrinth receiving the ampullae of the semicircular canals; contains an area of sensory epithelium, the macula utriculi.
Synonym(s): sacculus communis, utriculus (1)
[L. diminutive form of uter, leather bag]

utricle 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.

utricle 2

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

u·tri·cle

(yū'tri-kĕl)
1. A small sac or pouch.
2. The larger of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear, lying in the elliptic recess; from it arise the semicircular ducts.
Synonym(s): utriculus [TA] .
[L. diminutive form of uter, leather bag]

utricle

A small sac or pocket.

utricle

one of two connecting sacs from which the semicircular canals of the inner ear arise. The other sac is the SACCULE (2).

u·tri·cle

(yū'tri-kĕl)
1. Small sac or pouch.
2. A dilated portion of membranous labyrinth receiving ampullae of semicircular canals.
[L. diminutive form of uter, leather bag]