otolithic

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otolith (ˈəʊtəʊˌlɪθ)
 
n
1.  any of the granules of calcium carbonate in the inner ear of vertebrates. Movement of otoliths, caused by a change in position of the animal, stimulates sensory hair cells, which convey the information to the brain
2.  another name for statolith
 
oto'lithic
 
adj

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