Zoology. any of the granules of lime, sand, etc., contained within a statocyst.
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.
Also called otolith. any of the granules of calcium carbonate occurring in a statocyst: movement of statoliths, caused by a change in position of the animal, stimulates hair cells, which convey the information to the brain by nerve fibres
any of various movable inclusions, such as starch grains, that occur in plant cells and are thought to function in geotropic responses
statolith stat·o·lith (stāt’l-ĭth’)
A small, movable concretion of calcium carbonate found in statocysts; an otolith.
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 […]
- Statotonic reflexes
statotonic reflexes stat·o·ton·ic reflexes (stāt’ə-tŏn’ĭk) pl.n. Reflexes that control the tone of the limb muscles to maintain or regain a desired body position.
noun 1. Also, ‘stat. thermostat. 2. photostat. noun 1. statistic. 2. Usually, stats. statistics. adjective 3. of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team. stat (stāt) adv. With no delay. adj. Immediate. static stats statistics stat 1. from Latin statim (immediately) 2. statistics STAT stratospheric […]