see statolith.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • lithite — lith·ite …   English syllables

  • lithite — ˈliˌthīt noun ( s) Etymology: lith + ite : a calcareous concretion especially in a tentaculocyst or lithocyst * * * lithˈite noun A calcareous body secreted in an animal cell, esp with a sensory function • • • Main Entry: ↑lith …   Useful english dictionary

  • statolith — n. [Gr. statos, fixed; lithos, stone] A movable concretion of granules of sand, lime, diatom shells, or quartz grains contained in a statocyst, that functions in equilibrium; lithite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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