Definition of Statolith

1. Noun. A specialized form of amyloplast involved in graviperception by plant roots and most invertebrates. ¹



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Definition of Statolith

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Statolith

statisticks
statistics
statistology
statists
stative
statives
statoblast
statoblasts
statocracies
statocracy
statocratic
statocyst
statocysts
statoid
statoids
statolith (current term)
statoliths
stator
stator coil
stators
statoscope
statoscopes
stats
statto
stattos
statua
statuaries
statuary
statuas
statue

Literary usage of Statolith

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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"statolith. This statocyst is innervated by tbe outer nerve ring. There appears to be a very ... The absence of a stalk supporting the statolith and the ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"Take the statolith theory first. There undoubtedly are heavy bodies in cells ; for instance, certain loose, movable starch- grains. ..."

3. Popular Science Monthly (1904)
"Are there any general considerations which can help us to decide for or against the statolith theory? I think there are—namely, (1) analogy with the ..."

4. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"This body would correspond to the statolith of the crayfish, and we may also ... If the statolith affects the intermediate limit between the regions which ..."

5. A Text-book of the Principles of Animal Histology by Ulric Dahlgren, William Allison Kepner (1908)
"Lying in the cavity, and just clear of the long sensory hairs, is the round statolith which has an organic basis, probably of chitin, that is impregnated ..."

6. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"The writer, however, has no direct evidence, at present, in favor of the statolith theory. He is led to accept it largely by the method of exclusion. ..."

7. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Ot, statolith in the interior of the eta, which is filled with liquid. Wz, Hair cells on the inner surface of the wall. Hz and Cz, Cells with short bristles ..."

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