(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.
an organ of balance in some invertebrates, such as crustaceans, that consists of a sensory vesicle containing small granules See statolith
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
noun 1. Zoology. any of the granules of lime, sand, etc., contained within a statocyst. 2. Botany. an inclusion, as a starch grain, that by a change in position within the cells of an organ or part is assumed to cause a corresponding change in position of the organ or part. noun 1. Also called […]