Definition of Otocyst

1. n. An auditory cyst or vesicle; one of the simple auditory organs of many invertebrates, containing a fluid and otoliths; also, the embryonic vesicle from which the parts of the internal ear of vertebrates are developed.



Definition of Otocyst

1. Noun. (context: invertebrate zoology) An organ involved in balance and orientation. ¹

2. Noun. (context: vertebrate embryology) The precursor of the inner ear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Otocyst

1. an organ of balance in many invertebrates [n -S]

Medical Definition of Otocyst

1. An auditory cyst or vesicle; one of the simple auditory organs of many invertebrates, containing a fluid and otoliths; also, the embryonic vesicle from which the parts of the internal ear of vertebrates are developed. Origin: Oto- + cyst. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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otocyst (current term)
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Literary usage of Otocyst

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Adductor muscle. au.v, otocyst. s, Teeth of the »licit. al, Alimentary canal. and very frequently some of these tentacles have undergone a special ..."

2. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"In the preceding chapter we took up the formation of the otocyst and the origin of the ... The latter is at first an apical outgrowth from the otocyst, ..."

3. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1902)
"The chitin of the otocyst wall presents great difficulties in technique. ... The otocyst is located in the basal joint of the antennule in all decapod ..."

4. A Laboratory Text-book of Embryology by Charles Sedgwick Minot (1903)
"Section through the otocyst.—The figure is from a section not far from the last. The hind-brain has narrowed considerably; its thickened floor, ..."

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