membrane of round window


membrane of round window
membrana tympanica secundaria.

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  • round window — n a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane called also fenestra cochleae, fenestra rotunda * * * see fenestra) * * * fenestra cochleae …   Medical dictionary

  • round window — round′ win′dow n. anat. a membrane covered opening in the inner wall of the middle ear that compensates for changes in inner ear pressure …   From formal English to slang

  • round window — a membrane covered opening in the inner wall of the middle ear that compensates for changes in cochlear pressure. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m …   Medical dictionary

  • window — 1. SYN: fenestra. 2. Any opening in space or time. 3. Radiology. A view especially contrived to accentuate tissue contrast. aortic w. obsolete term for a radiolucent region below the …   Medical dictionary

  • Oval window — View of the inner wall of the tympanum. (label is fen. oval. black circle near top.) …   Wikipedia

  • secondary tympanic membrane — n a membrane closing the round window and separating the scala tympani from the middle ear * * * membrana tympanica secundaria …   Medical dictionary

  • membrana tympanica secundaria — [TA] secondary tympanic membrane: the membrane that closes in the fenestra cochlearis; called also Scarpa membrane and membrane of round window …   Medical dictionary

  • ear, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction       organ of hearing and equilibrium that detects and analyzes noises by transduction (or the conversion of sound waves into electrochemical impulses) and maintains the sense of balance (equilibrium).  The human ear, like …   Universalium


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