Statocyst meaning

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A small organ of balance in many invertebrates, consisting of a fluid-filled sac containing statoliths that stimulate sensory cells and help indicate position when the animal moves.
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(bot.) A plant cell containing plastids, starch grains, or other statoliths.
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(zool.) A sense organ found in many invertebrate animals, consisting typically of a fluid-filled sac lined with small sensory hairs and containing one or more tiny, free, sandlike grains, or statoliths: it functions as an organ of balance or equilibrium.
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A small organ of balance in many invertebrates, consisting of a fluid-filled sac containing statoliths that stimulate sensory cells and help indicate position when the animal moves.
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A balance organ present in some aquatic invertebrates, consisting of a sac-like structure containing a statolith and numerous innervated setae.
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