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otocyst

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noun oto·cyst \ˈō-tə-ˌsist\

Definition of otocyst

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

otocystic

play \ˌō-tə-ˈsis-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of otocyst

International Scientific Vocabulary; from its probable auditory function


First Known Use: 1877


Medical Dictionary

otocyst

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noun oto·cyst \ˈōt-ə-ˌsist\

Medical Definition of otocyst

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

  2. 2:  otic vesicle




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