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statolith

 [stat´o-lith]
1. a granule of the statoconia.
2. a solid or semisolid body occurring in the labyrinth of animals.

statolith

/stato·lith/ (stat´o-lith) a granule of the statoconia.

statolith

(stăt′l-ĭth′)
n.
One of the small movable calcareous particles in a statocyst.

statolith

  1. (in plants) a solid inclusion within a cell, such as a starch granule, by means of which the position of the plant in relation to gravity is thought to be perceived.
  2. (in animals) a granule that stimulates sensory cells in a STATOCYST as the animal moves. see OTOLITH.

statolith

1. a granule of the statoconia.
2. see otolith.
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Statoliths from eight of these juveniles were recovered to document statolith diameter (average diameter 69.
The tips of the bristles may extend above the top of the statolith, depending on the position of the statolith with respect to gravity.
A strict age validation for ommasterphid squids with the use of statolith and beak measurements has been performed and the results of those experiments indicate that the beak is a reliable material for age estimation (Hu et al.
When these entered a lobster's ears and found their way into the statolith, he could control them with a magnet and fool the lobster.
Age, growth, and population structure of jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas, based on statolith microstructure off the exclusive economic zone of Chilean waters.
There are two conflicting models that attempt to explain the method of gravity perception in plants: the statolith theory and the gravitational pressure theory.
At 4[degrees]c, starch-containing statoliths sedimented normally in wildtype but auxin transport was abolished indicating that the mutants are affected in an aspect of signal transduction that occurs after statolith sedimentation but prior to auxin transport.
The four groups of pacemaker balancer cilia are arranged in a rectangle along the tentacular plane, and support a superellipsoidal statolith elongated in the tentacular plane.
Spatial and temporal variation in statolith and protoconch trace elements as natural tags to track larval dispersal.
Solid and dashed curves in Figure 6 represent DGR independently determined for both sexes through analysis of statolith increments (Markaida et al.
Age, growth and population structure of jumbo flying squid, Dosiclicus gigas, based on statolith microstructure off the Exclusive Economic Zone of Chilean waters.