otocyst definition

  • noun:
    • the dwelling formed by invagination of the embryonic ectodermal structure that develops into the inner ear.
    • See statocyst.
    • An organ involved with stability and orientation.
    • The precursor for the inner ear.
    • An auditory cyst or vesicle; among easy auditory body organs of several invertebrates, containing a fluid and otoliths; additionally, the embryonic vesicle from where the parts of the interior ear of vertebrates are created.
    • In zoology, an auditory vesicle; any hole or cyst which contains the primary elements of an organ of hearing; specifically, the auditory vesicle or pill of a few of the Invertebrata, usually containing otoliths, and subservient into function of audition.

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