asteriscus definition

  • noun:
    • one of several otoliths based in the lagena of many nonmammalian vertebrates.
    • small for the two otoliths found in the inner ear of several fishes.
    • A genus of starfishes, of the family Asterinid√¶: synonymous with Palmipes. The species are known as sea-stars.
    • [lowercase] An otolith lodged, generally in most fishes, in a diverticulum of this vestibule, underneath the ampulla for the posterior channel.
    • one of several otoliths found in the lagena of several nonmammalian vertebrates.
    • The smaller associated with the two otoliths found in the internal ear of several fishes.
    • A genus of starfishes, of family members Asterinid√¶: synonymous with Palmipes. The types are known as sea-stars.
    • [lowercase] An otolith lodged, generally in most fishes, in a diverticulum of this vestibule, underneath the ampulla for the posterior canal.

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