the larger of the two otolith organs in the vestibule [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15363417 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/smb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utricle_(ear) https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-8036-0655-9 ]

Synonyms: utricle utriculus (labyrinthus vestibularis) membranous labyrinth utricle utriculus

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, organ_slim

comment

XAO/AAO to be checked - see https://github.com/seger/aao/issues/5; AAO has both utricle and utriculus; these are generally considered synonyms - e.g. http://www.fishbase.org/glossary/Glossary.php?q=utriculus

external definition

The portion of the membranous labyrinth of the ear into which the semicircular ducts find their outlet. [Elsevier's_encyclopaedic_dictionary_of_medicine, Part_B:_Anatomy_(1988)_Amsterdam_etc.:_Elsevier, adapted_from_Dorian_AF][VHOG]

homology notes

In gnathostomes, each membranous labyrinth has three semicircular ducts that connect with a chamber known as the utriculus.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001853