- a statocyst.
- auditory vesicle.
Origin of otocyst
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Neither of these pairs of nerves seems connected with an otocyst.Journal of Entomology and Zoology
The otocyst or auditory organ agrees in its main features with that of other vertebrates.
In various Teleosts the swimbladder enters into intimate relations with the otocyst.
In Selachians the otocyst remains in the adult open to the exterior by the ductus endolymphaticus.
Otocyst: The cavity, or cyst, which contains the essential parts of an organ of hearing.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
- another name for statocyst
- the embryonic structure in vertebrates that develops into the inner ear in the adult
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- The structure formed by invagination of the embryonic ectodermal tissue that develops into the inner ear.
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