- (in certain invertebrates) a sense organ consisting of a sac enclosing sensory hairs and particles of sand, lime, etc., that functions in maintaining equilibrium, serving to indicate position in space.
Origin of statocyst
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- an organ of balance in some invertebrates, such as crustaceans, that consists of a sensory vesicle containing small granulesSee statolith
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