basilar membrane

basilar membrane
a supporting membrane, esp. the membrane that supports the organ of Corti in the ear and aids in translating sound vibrations into electrical signals.
[1865-70]

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  • basilar membrane — a membrane in the cochlea of the ear that separates two of the three channels (scalae) that run the length of the spiral cochlea. The organ of Corti is situated on the basilar membrane, inside the scala media …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • basilar membrane — noun a membrane in the cochlea that supports the organ of Corti • Hypernyms: ↑membrane, ↑tissue layer • Part Holonyms: ↑cochlea …   Useful english dictionary

  • basilar membrane — noun Date: 1867 a membrane extending from the bony shelf of the cochlea to the outer wall and supporting the organ of Corti …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • basilar membrane of cochlear duct — lamina basilaris ductus cochlearis …   Medical dictionary

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  • basilar fibers — fibers that form the middle layer of the zona arcuata and the zona pectinata of the basilar membrane in the internal ear …   Medical dictionary

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