<anatomy> An auditory cyst or vesicle; one of the simple auditory organs of many invertebrates, containing a fluid and otoliths; also, the embryonic vesicle from which the parts of the internal ear of vertebrates are developed.

Origin: Oto- + cyst.

(01 Mar 1998)

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