A small, bladdery, one-seed fruit or any small bladderlike structure.


U"tri*cle (?), n. [L. utriculus a little womb, a calycle, dim. of uter, utris, a bag or bottle made of an animal's hide: cf. F. utricule.]


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

2. Physiol.

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

3. Bot.

A small, thin-walled, one-seeded fruit, as of goosefoot.


4. Anat.

A utriculus.


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