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  • noun Plural form of statocyst.

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Examples

  • "[W]e hypothesized that the giant squid died in one of two ways: either by direct impact from the sound waves or by having their statocysts practically destroyed and [the squid] becoming disoriented," marine biologist Angel Guerra told National Geographic.

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  • "[W]e hypothesized that the giant squid died in one of two ways: either by direct impact from the sound waves or by having their statocysts practically destroyed and [the squid] becoming disoriented," marine biologist Angel Guerra told National Geographic.

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  • The last abdominal segment bears a pair of uropods that bear gravity-sensing statocysts that help the animal orient itself in the water column.

    Crustacea

  • These organs include sensory hairs, eyes, statocysts and chemoreceptors of various types.

    Platyhelminthes

  • The statocysts in such creatures open to the outside world through narrow apertures, and the statoliths are not bits of calcium carbonate but are, rather, sand particles the creature actually places within the statocysts.

    The Human Brain

  • The round vesicles which are considered to be their auscultory vesicles, and which contain an otolith, are supposed to be merely organs of the sense of space ( "static vesicles or statocysts").

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  • André and his colleagues found that, immediately following exposure to low frequency sound, the cephalopods showed hair cell damage within the statocysts.

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  • Then they examined the animals' statocysts - fluid-filled, balloon-like structures that help these invertebrates maintain balance and position in the water.

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  • The last abdominal segment bears a pair of uropods that bear gravity-sensing statocysts that help the animal orient itself in the water column.

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  • CheHox1 mRNA are specifically localised in the statocysts (figure 2P), the equilibration organs regularly arranged on the bell rim of the medusa.

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