statoconium stat·o·co·ni·um (stāt’ə-kō’nē-əm)
n. pl. stat·o·co·ni·a (-nē-ə)
Any of the crystalline particles of calcium carbonate and a protein adhering to the gelatinous membrane of the maculae of the utricle and saccule. Also called statolith, otoconium.
noun, Zoology. 1. (in certain invertebrates) a sense organ consisting of a sac enclosing sensory hairs and particles of sand, lime, etc., that functions in maintaining equilibrium, serving to indicate position in space. noun 1. an organ of balance in some invertebrates, such as crustaceans, that consists of a sensory vesicle containing small granules See […]
noun, Electricity. 1. the electrostatic unit of resistance, equivalent to 8.9876 × 10 11 ohms and equal to the resistance in a conductor in which one statvolt of potential difference produces a current of one statampere.
- Statokinetic reflex
statokinetic reflex stat·o·ki·net·ic reflex (stāt’ō-kĭ-nět’ĭk, -kī-) n. A reflex that, through stimulation of the receptors in the neck muscles and semicircular canals, brings about movements of the limbs and eyes appropriate to a given movement of the head.
noun 1. (rare) the act or practice of idolizing the state