lithocyst

noun lith·o·cyst \"+ˌ-\

Definition of lithocyst

  1. 1 :  a sac containing lithites that is found in many medusae and other invertebrates and is held to be an auditory organ

  2. 2 :  a cell that includes a cystolith

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Origin and Etymology of lithocyst

International Scientific Vocabulary lith- + cyst


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