statocyst

noun
stato·​cyst | \ˈsta-tə-ˌsist \

Definition of statocyst 

: 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

First Known Use of statocyst

1892, in the meaning defined above

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statolatry

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