Variant of utricle
- Anat. the larger of the two saclike cavities in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear, communicating with the semicircular canals
- Bot. a small, one-celled, usually indehiscent fruit with a thin, membranous wall and one or several seeds
Origin: from French or L: French utricule from Classical Latin utriculus, little bag or bottle, diminutive of uter, leather bag, wineskin, probably via Etruscan from Glassical Greek hydria, water bag, jug from hydor, water
- utricular adjective
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