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statoconium

statoconium in Medicine

statoconium stat·o·co·ni·um (stāt'ə-kō'nē-əm)
n. pl. stat·o·co·ni·a (-nē-ə)
Any of the crystalline particles of calcium carbonate and a protein adhering to the gelatinous membrane of the maculae of the utricle and saccule. Also called statolith, otoconium.

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