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statocyst

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noun stato·cyst \-ˌsist\

Definition of statocyst

  1. :  an organ of equilibrium found in usually aquatic invertebrates that is typically a fluid-filled vesicle lined with sensory hairs which detect the position of suspended statoliths



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First Known Use: 1902


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