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(English) The uppermost sac of the inner ear into which the semicircular canals enter. Contains the lapillus or utriculith otolith, usually the smallest, in Teleostei and minute particles of calcium carbonate called otoconia in endolymph in Elasmobranchii. Also called utricle.

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