Term: otic vesicle otolith formation
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Name: otic vesicle
Synonyms: otic capsule, otocyst, ov
Definition: Epithelial sac present beside the fifth rhombomere; forms the semicircular canals dorsally and the otolith organs ventrally, and houses the acoustico-vestibular sensory epithelia (maculae) of hair cells. (Also see Anatomical Atlas entry for ear by T. Whitfield.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000051]
Name: otolith formation
Definition: The process that gives rise to an otolith. This process pertains to the initial formation of a structure from unspecified parts.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0032475]   QuickGO   AmiGO