Medical Dictionary

scala media

noun scala me·dia \-ˈmēd-ē-ə\
plural scalae me·di·ae \-ē-ˌē\

Medical Definition of SCALA MEDIA

:  the spirally arranged canal in the bony canal of the cochlea that contains the organ of Corti, is triangular in cross section, and is bounded by the vestibular membrane above, by the periosteum-lined wall of the cochlea laterally, and by the basilar membrane below—called also cochlear canal, cochlear duct, ductus cochlearis


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