Utricular

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Utricular Of or pertaining to a utricle, or utriculus; containing, or furnished with, a utricle or utricles; utriculate; as, a utricular plant.
    • Utricular Resembling a utricle or bag, whether large or minute; -- said especially with reference to the condition of certain substances, as sulphur, selenium, etc., when condensed from the vaporous state and deposited upon cold bodies, in which case they assume the form of small globules filled with liquid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • utricular Of or pertaining to a utricle, in any sense; resembling a utricle; forming a utricle, or having utricles.
    • utricular Resembling a utricle or bag: specifically applied in chemistry to the condition of certain substances, as sulphur, the vapor of which, on coming in contact with cold bodies, condenses in the form of globules, composed of a soft external pellicle filled with liquid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Utricular containing or furnished with utricles
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. utriculaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. utriculus, dim. of uter, utris, a bag.