statolith

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noun stato·lith \ˈsta-tə-ˌlith\

Definition of statolith

  1. 1 :  any of the usually calcareous bodies suspended in a statocyst

  2. 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 and Etymology of statolith

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1900


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statolith

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noun stato·lith \ˈstat-əl-ˌith\

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