otocyst


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o·to·cyst

 (ō′tə-sĭst′)
n.
1. The structure formed by invagination of the embryonic ectodermal tissue that develops into the inner ear.
2. A statocyst.

o′to·cys′tic adj.

otocyst

(ˈəʊtəʊˌsɪst)
n
1. (Zoology) another name for statocyst
2. (Zoology) the embryonic structure in vertebrates that develops into the inner ear in the adult
ˌotoˈcystic adj

o•to•cyst

(ˈoʊ tə sɪst)

n.
2. one of a pair of pouches that form in the front part of the embryo by the infolding of a thickened area of ectoderm.
[1875–80]
o`to•cys′tic, adj.
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In vertebrates, this organ is called an otocyst with an otolith or otoconia (Budelmann, 1988).
1) The endolymphatic sac develops from the otocyst and lies between the internal auditory canal and sigmoid sinus.
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