Definition for U'TRI-CLE

U'TRI-CLE, n. [L. utriculus, a little bag or bottle.]

  1. A little bag or bladder; a little cell; a reservoir in plants to receive the sap. Fourcroy. Martyn.
  2. A capsule of one cell, and containing a solitary seed, often very thin and semi-transparent, constantly destitute of valves, and falling with the seed. – Gaertner. Cyc. Smith.

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