otocyst

[ oh-tuh-sist ]
/ ˈoʊ tə sɪst /

noun

a statocyst.

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Origin of otocyst

First recorded in 1875–80; oto- + -cyst

OTHER WORDS FROM otocyst

o·to·cys·tic [oh-tuh-sis-tik], /ˌoʊ təˈsɪs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for otocyst

otocyst
/ (ˈəʊtəʊˌsɪst) /

noun

another name for statocyst
the embryonic structure in vertebrates that develops into the inner ear in the adult

Derived forms of otocyst

otocystic, adjective
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Medical definitions for otocyst

otocyst
[ ōtə-sĭst′ ]

n.

The structure formed by invagination of the embryonic ectodermal tissue that develops into the inner ear.

Other words from otocyst

o′to•cystic adj.
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