A little sac or vesicle, as the air cell of fucus, or seaweed.
The vertically oriented otolith organ of the labyrinth.
larger of two divisions of the membranous labyrinth located inside the vestibule of the inner ear; contains a receptor organ for static equilibrium
sac-like inner ear organ containing otoliths; senses forward, backward, and side-to-side motion of the head.
Found in the inner ear. It plays a role in equilibrium.
part of the vestibular apparatus that are part of the balance system
a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open
The utricle is the larger of the two membranous sacs within the vestibule of the ear; it forms part of the membranous labyrinth.
part of the inner ear responsible for gathering information relating to linear acceleration of the head
That part of the inner ear containing the receptors for dynamic body balance; the semicircular canals lead from and to the utricle.
The largest chamber of the vestibular apparatus of the inner ear; contains a macula important for static equilibrium.
part of the vestibular system containing sensory receptors that are sensitive to changes in head motion with respect to earth horizontal
A small sac in the vestibule of the inner ear that contains an otolithic endorgan. It senses mainly tilt along the roll and pitch axes.
One of the sacs in the inner ear
The utricle, larger than the saccule, is of an oblong form, compressed transversely, and occupies the upper and back part of the vestibule, lying in contact with the recessus ellipticus and the part below it.