Otolith



[oht-l-ith] /ˈoʊt l ɪθ/

noun
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. a calcareous concretion in the internal ear of vertebrates.
2.
(def 1).
/ˈəʊtəʊˌlɪθ/
noun
1.
any of the granules of calcium carbonate in the inner ear of vertebrates. Movement of otoliths, caused by a change in position of the animal, stimulates sensory hair cells, which convey the information to the brain
2.
another name for statolith (sense 1)

otolith o·to·lith (ō’tə-lĭth’)
n.

o’to·lith’ic adj.

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