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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.