otolith (a free calcium carbonate body in the inner ear used for perception of acceleration including gravity. The lapillus lies in the utricle, the sagitta in the saccule, and the asteriscus in the lagena. Also called statoliths or ear stones)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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