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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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8) Open surgery has been used for most symptomatic utricle cysts, including transurethral unroofing and holmium laser litholapaxy, (2,3) or complete resection through a suprapubic extraperitoneal approach.
Four weeks after administration of the drug, however, tissue specimens taken from the guinea pigs showed signs of recovery The researchers used electron microscopy to look at thin tissue sections taken from the animals' utricles.
One case had a focus of VMGH adjacent to the utricle near the base of the gland, far removed from the verumontanum.
1 and 2): (1) Gross Inflorescence Structure (unispicate, 0; occasionally unispicate, 1; multispicate, 2; highly compound, 3); (2) Degree of Utricle Fusion (closed, 0; open, 1); (3) Spikelet Sexuality (one-flowered pistillate, 0; bisexual, but monoecious, 1; perfect, 2); (4) Stigma Number (three, 0; two, 1); (5) Cladoprophylls (present, 0; absent, 1); (6) Inflorescence Prophylls (present, 0; absent, 1).
8) This maneuver was designed to cause the free canaliths to migrate by gravitation from the posterior semicircular canal to the utricle, where they would no longer interfere with the dynamics of the semicircular canals.
The recent isolation of adult stem cells from the mouse utricle that have the capacity to differentiate into cells from all three germ layers--and more importantly, into inner ear hair cells--offers a viable option for the treatment of hearth gloss.
The vein of the paravestibular canaliculus (VPVC) runs parallel to the endolymphatic duct and drains the major portion of the semicircular canals and part of the utricle.
Schuknecht proposed that statoconia detach from the utricle when a patient moves the head into the critical position.
8] Most cases of BPPV are idiopathic and believed to be the result of spontaneous degenerative changes in the maculae of the utricle or saccule.
was calculated from fragmented utricles as well as from the presence of caryopsis, as experiments show that it is unlikely that the latter will preserve in the archaeological record (see supplementary Text S3).
There are few animal models for acne, the main ones being hamster auricles and the utricles of the rhino mouse.