statolith


stato·lith

noun \ˈsta-tə-ˌlith\

Definition of STATOLITH

1
:  any of the usually calcareous bodies suspended in a statocyst
2
:  any of various starch grains or other solid bodies in the plant cytoplasm that are held to be responsible by changes in their position for changes in orientation of a part or organ

Origin of STATOLITH

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1900

stato·lith

noun \ˈstat-əl-ˌith\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STATOLITH

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