Definitions for utricular-yə lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•tri•cleˈyu trɪ kəl(n.)

  1. a small baglike body, as an air-filled cavity in a seaweed.

    Category: Microbiology

  2. a thin bladderlike pericarp or seed vessel of a plant.

    Category: Botany

  3. the larger of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear, adjoining the semicircular canals.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of utricle:

1725–35; < L utriculus, dim. of uter bag; see -cle1

u•tric′u•lar-yə lər(adj.)


  1. utricular(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or having utricles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utricular(adj)

    of or pertaining to a utricle, or utriculus; containing, or furnished with, a utricle or utricles; utriculate; as, a utricular plant

  2. Utricular(adj)

    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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