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 vestibular apparatus can be divided into three semi-circular canals and the otolith organ, which is composed of the utriculus and sacculus.
The labyrinth is a complex structure which, amongst other components, houses three earstones or otoliths which lie in three confluent compartments, the utriculus, the sacculus and the lagena.
The karyology of Teredo utriculus (Gmelin) (Mollusca, Pelecypoda).