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(utriculus) n.1. the larger of the two membranous sacs within the vestibule of the ear: it forms part of the membranous labyrinth. It is filled with fluid (endolymph) and contains a macula. This responds to gravity and relays information to the brain about the position of the head. 2. a small sac (the prostatic utricle) extending out of the urethra of the male into the substance of the prostate gland.

1. the larger of the two membranous sacs within the vestibule of the ear: it forms part of the membranous labyrinth. It is filled with fluid (endolymph) and contains a macula. This responds to gravity and relays information to the brain about the position of the head. 2. a small sac (the prostatic utricle) extending out of the urethra of the male into the substance of the prostate gland.

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