statokinetic reflex stat·o·ki·net·ic reflex (stāt’ō-kĭ-nět’ĭk, -kī-)
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 […]
noun 1. Electricity, Machinery. a portion of a machine that remains fixed with respect to rotating parts, especially the collection of stationary parts in the magnetic circuits of a machine. Compare rotor (def 1). 2. Aeronautics. the system of stationary airfoils in the compressor of a jet engine. noun 1. the stationary part of a […]
noun 1. an aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure. 2. Aeronautics. an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an aircraft. noun 1. a very sensitive form of aneroid barometer used to detect and measure small variations in atmospheric pressure, such as one used in an aircraft to […]