Meaning of utricle

u•tri•cle

Pronunciation: (y'tri-kul), [key]
— n.
  1. a small sac or baglike body, as an air-filled cavity in a seaweed.
  2. a thin bladderlike pericarp or seed vessel.
  3. the larger of two sacs in the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear. Cf.(def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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