statolith

noun
stato·lith | \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

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1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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statolith

noun
stato·lith | \ˈstat-ᵊl-ˌith \

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