otolith

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From Ancient Greek ωτο (ōto), stem of οὖς (ous, ear) + λίθος (lithos, stone).

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otolith (plural otoliths)

  1. (zoology) A small particle, comprised mainly of calcium carbonate, found in the inner ear of vertebrates, being part of the balance sense.

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