Asteriscus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Asteriscus (Anat) The smaller of the two otoliths found in the inner ear of many fishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n asteriscus A genus of starfishes, of the family Asterinidæ: synonymous with Palmipes. The species are known as sea-stars.
    • n asteriscus [lowercase] An otolith lodged, in most fishes, in a diverticulum of the vestibule, beneath the ampulla of the posterior canal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., an asterisk. See Asterisk