utriculus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n utriculus a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Utriculus (Anat) A little sac, or bag; a utricle; especially, a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. See the Note under Ear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n utriculus In anat., zoology, and botany, same as utricle.
    • n utriculus The differences which are seen in it are partly due to the way in which the two cavities of the vestibule, the utriculus and sacculus, are connected together, and to the course taken by the semicircular canals which spring from the former.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Utriculus any small pear-shaped sac
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a little womb or matrix, a calycle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. utriculus, dim. of uter, utris, a bag.

Usage

In literature:

Utriculus: a little bag or hollow vesicle.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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