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  • n. Plural form of otolith.

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Examples

  • There are also some curious little stones called otoliths, lying in some parts of this fluid, and they, by their rolling to and fro, probably keep up the motion and prolong the sound.

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  • In others the ear cavity contains certain minute solid bodies, known as otoliths, which in the same way play upon the nerve fibres.

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  • At 1,700 to 4,300 meters (~1-1. 9 miles): Coryphaenoides brevibarbis, with tiny bones in its ear, known as otoliths, that have growth bands countable like tree rings to reveal the fish's age.

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  • * At 1,700 to 4,300 meters (~1-1. 9 miles): Coryphaenoides brevibarbis, with tiny bones in its ear, known as otoliths, that have growth bands countable like tree rings to reveal the fish's age.

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  • This revealed that the utricle and saccule, also known as the otoliths, directly affected brain blood flow regulation, independent of other factors, such as blood pressure.

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  • Pump their stomachs and you will end up with relatively few bones but lots of otoliths.

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  • There are several thousand researchers around the world who spend their whole working day looking at fish otoliths.

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  • Should you have occasion to tonsure a snapper or sea-bass, slicing off the top of its skull just above the eyes, you might take a moment to remove the two largest otoliths (there are, as a rule, six in all, three on each side) from their velvet seats to the right and left of the brain stem.

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  • You will find discussions on "otoliths in dolphinfish", "iron content in adult eel", and "fish biomass estimates for oligotrophic systems," all within the past 6 months.

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  • American scientists conduct research on fish by examining their otoliths.

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