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Definition of "utricles" [utricles]

  • Plural form of utricle. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "utricles" in a sentence
  • "In this instance the base of the female inflorescence bore lateral spikes, which projected from the utricles; some of these adventitious spikes were female, others female below and male above, others, again, wholly male."
  • "(Utricularia), a plant with pretty yellow flowers, growing in pools and slow streams, is so called because it bears a great number of bladders or utricles, each of which is a real miniature eel-trap, having an orifice guarded by a flap opening inwards which allows small water animals to enter, but prevents them from coming out again."
  • "After 23 hrs. all the glands were brown, their primordial utricles greatly shrunk, and in many cases ruptured."