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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

(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.
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Validation of the annual periodicity of the statolith growth rings has been achieved in several ways.
Morphology and microstructure of the gladius and statolith from the boreal Pacific giant squid Moroteuthis robusta (Oegopsida; Onychoteuthidae).
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.
Various procedures were suggested to make the statolith aging techniques less time and labor consuming (Dawe & Natsukari 1991).
The tips of the bristles may extend above the top of the statolith, depending on the position of the statolith with respect to gravity.
In some atypical beak samples, we found "check" rings, which were similar to the rings in the microstructure of the statolith (Fig.
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.
Age, growth, and population structure of jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas, based on statolith microstructure off the exclusive economic zone of Chilean waters.
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.
Solid and dashed curves in Figure 6 represent DGR independently determined for both sexes through analysis of statolith increments (Markaida et al., 2004) for squid of a comparable size range.