see lithocyte.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Lithocyst — Lith o*cyst (l[i^]th [ o]*s[i^]st), n. [Litho + cyst.] (Zo[ o]l.) A sac containing small, calcareous concretions (otoliths). They are found in many Medus[ae], and other invertebrates, and are supposed to be auditory organs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lithocyst — lith·o·cyst …   English syllables

  • lithocyst — “+ˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary lith + cyst 1. : a sac containing lithites that is found in many medusae and other invertebrates and is held to be an auditory organ 2. : a cell that includes a cystolith …   Useful english dictionary

  • lithocyte — n. [Gr. lithos, stone; kytos, container] Cell within a statocyst that contains the movable concretion or statolith; lithocyst …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lithite — ˈliˌthīt noun ( s) Etymology: lith + ite : a calcareous concretion especially in a tentaculocyst or lithocyst * * * lithˈite noun A calcareous body secreted in an animal cell, esp with a sensory function • • • Main Entry: ↑lith …   Useful english dictionary

  • marginal body — noun or marginal organ also marginal dot : lithocyst …   Useful english dictionary

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