Acellular structure composed of calcium carbonate located in the otolith organ. [ http://zfin.org/curator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otolith ]

Synonyms: statoconium otoliths otoconium

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
statoconia

plural term
otoliths

plural term
otoconia

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: develops_from immature otolith (TAO:0000139)[TAO]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Bigotolith.jpg

editor note

Currently represented as part of the otolith membrane, but they may also be considered to be embedded in this membrane

external definition

Portion of organism substance composed of calcium carbonate located in the otolith organ.[TAO]

has related synonym

immature otolith

otoconial crystal

immature otoliths

otoconia

statoconia

statolith

has relational adjective

otolithic

otoconial

id

UBERON:0002280

taxon notes

Mammals have many tiny otoconia and fish have three large otoliths[ZFIN:df]