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  • n. An otolith or statolith.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the small otoliths, or gritty particles in the membranous labyrinth: used practically only in the plural.

Etymologies

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A Latinised adaptation (taking the form of a Latin second-declension neuter noun in the nominative case, as if from a Latin *ōtoconium) of the French otoconie (whence otocony, otokony), itself formed from the Ancient Greek roots οὖς, ὠτ- (ous, ōt-, "ot-”, “ear") + κονία, κόνις (konia, konis, "dust").

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