from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to an otolith; otosteal: as, an otolithic concretion.
  • Containing otoliths; lithocystic: as, an otolithic capsule or lithocyst. Also otolitic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to otoliths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or partaining to an otolith


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  • "Grossly speaking," writes Burnett, the otolithic organs consist of "a bunch of tiny pebbles (of the white rock known as calcium carbonate) embedded in a gooey wad that sits atop a carpet of delicate hairs."

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  • Graham Burnett wrote a fascinating essay in Cabinet recently about otolithic organs, the pair of sensors in the inner ear that help us stay balanced and maintain inertia.

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  • There are two otolithic organs of the vestible - the utricle and the saccule.

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