statolith

noun
stato·​lith | \ ˈsta-tə-ˌlith How to pronounce statolith (audio) \

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

First Known Use of statolith

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Statolith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statolith. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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statolith

noun
stato·​lith | \ ˈstat-ᵊl-ˌith How to pronounce statolith (audio) \

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