What does utricle mean?

Definitions for utricleˈyu trɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. utricle, utriculus(noun)

    a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open


  1. utricle(Noun)

    One of two otolith organs located in the vertebrate inner ear (the other being the saccule).

  2. utricle(Noun)

    The prostatic utricle .

  3. utricle(Noun)

    A dry fruit similar to an achene, found in the beet and dock plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utricle(noun)

    a little sac or vesicle, as the air cell of fucus, or seaweed

  2. Utricle(noun)

    a microscopic cell in the structure of an egg, animal, or plant

  3. Utricle(noun)

    a small, thin-walled, one-seeded fruit, as of goosefoot

  4. Utricle(noun)

    a utriculus


  1. Utricle

    The utricle, or utriculus, along with the saccule is one of the two otolith organs located in the vertebrate inner ear. The utricle and the saccule are parts of the balancing apparatus located within the vestibule of the bony labyrinth. These use small stones and a viscous fluid to stimulate hair cells to detect motion and orientation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Utricle

    ū′tri-kl, n. a little bag, bladder, or cell.—adjs. Utric′ūlar, Utric′ūlate, containing or furnished with utricles; Utricūlif′erous, producing utricles; Utric′ūliform, shaped like a utricle; Utric′ūloid; Utric′ūlose.—n. Utric′ūlus, any small pear-shaped sac. [L. utriculus, dim. of uter, utris, a bag.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utricle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utricle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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