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From oto- +‎ -lith, from Ancient Greek ὠτο- (ōto-), stem of οὖς (oûs, ear), and λίθος (líthos, 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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