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

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
otoconia
plural term
statoconia
plural term
otoliths
axiom lost from external ontology
  • relationship loss: develops_from immature otolith (TAO:0000139)[TAO]
definition
  • Acellular structure composed of calcium carbonate located in the otolith organ.
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 exact synonym
  • statoconium
  • otoliths
  • otoconium
has related synonym
  • immature otoliths
  • statoconia
  • statolith
  • otoconia
  • immature otolith
  • otoconial crystal
has relational adjective
  • otoconial
  • otolithic
id
  • UBERON:0002280
taxon notes
  • Mammals have many tiny otoconia and fish have three large otoliths[ZFIN:df]