otocyst


oto·cyst

noun \ˈō-tə-ˌsist\

Definition of OTOCYST

:  a fluid-containing organ of many invertebrates that contains an otolith :  statocyst
oto·cys·tic \ˌō-tə-ˈsis-tik\ adjective

Origin of OTOCYST

International Scientific Vocabulary; from its probable auditory function
First Known Use: 1877

oto·cyst

noun \ˈōt-ə-ˌsist\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OTOCYST

1
: a fluid-containing organ of many invertebrates that contains an otolith

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