Pronunciation: (stat'l-ith), [key]
1. Zool.any of the granules of lime, sand, etc., contained within a statocyst.
2. Bot.an inclusion, as a starch grain, that by a change in position within the cells of an organ or part is assumed to cause a corresponding change in position of the organ or part.
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