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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

/utri·cle/ (u´tri-k'l)
1. any small sac.
2. the larger of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear.

prostatic utricle , urethral utricle a small blind pouch in the substance of the prostate.

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.

utricle

[yo̅o̅′trikəl]
Etymology: L, utriculus, small bag
1 a small sac.
2 the larger of two membranous pouches in the vestibule of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. It is an oblong structure that communicates with the semicircular ducts by five openings and receives utricular filaments of the vestibular branch of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Compare saccule.

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]

utricle

1. any small sac.
2. the larger of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. Called also utriculus.

prostatic utricle, urethral utricle
a small blind pouch in the substance of the prostate.
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Irrespective of the age of presentation, prostatic utricle cyst should be ruled out in a male patient with clinical history of urinary incontinence.
Prostatic utricle cysts result from the regression of the Mullerian paramesonephric ducts or decreased androgenic stimulation of the urogenital sinus.
BPV occurs when otoconia dislodge from the utricle and lodge in the semicircular canals.
Gemmel and Rose (1989) reported differences in the morphology of the utricle, cochlea and semicircular canals at birth among different Australian marsupial species.
The utricle may be damaged by head injury, infection, other disorders of the inner ear, or by advanced age.
The otolith organs include the utricle and saccule, which are sensors for linear acceleration with respect to gravity.
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Two other organs that are part of the vestibular system are the utricle and saccule.
The peripheral vestibular system consists of two labyrinths, each of which contains three semi-circular canals (the horizontal, anterior and posterior canals), a utricle and a saccule.
The drug caused a progressive loss of hair cells in the utricle, an organ in the inner ear that is involved in regulating balance, says Jeffrey T.