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[oh-tuh-sist] /ˈoʊ tə sɪst/

a statocyst.
another name for statocyst
the embryonic structure in vertebrates that develops into the inner ear in the adult

otocyst o·to·cyst (ō’tə-sĭst’)
The structure formed by invagination of the embryonic ectodermal tissue that develops into the inner ear.
o’to·cys’tic adj.


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