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n.1.(Anat.) The smaller of the two otoliths found in the inner ear of many fishes.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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El oido interno contiene tres pares de otolitos, denominados Sagitta, Asteriscus y Lapilli.
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Asteriscus hierochunticus), Plantago amplexicaulis, Senecio breviflorus (formerly considered S.
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Validating and corroborating the deposition of two annual growth zones in asteriscus otoliths of common carp Cyprinus carpio from South Africa's largest impoundment.