utriculus


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utriculus

[yü′trik·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
That part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear into which the semicircular canals open.
A small, blind pouch extending from the urethra into the prostate. Also known as utricle.
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The karyology of Teredo utriculus (Gmelin) (Mollusca, Pelecypoda).
The flower is subtended by the spikelet prophyll, which forms an utriculus that envelops flower, rachilla and distal glume (Fig.
In affected patients, motion of the head and/or eyes can stimulate the utriculus vestibuli and cause a vertiginous episode of approximately 1 minute; such episodes are sometimes followed by disequilibrium.