from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of starfishes, of the family Asterinidæ: synonymous with Palmipes. The species are known as sea-stars.
- noun [lowercase] An otolith lodged, in most fishes, in a diverticulum of the vestibule, beneath the ampulla of the posterior canal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) The smaller of the two otoliths found in the inner ear of many fishes.
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- noun anatomy One of the
otolithsfound in the lagenaof many nonmammalian vertebrates.
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