endolymph

noun

en·​do·​lymph ˈen-də-ˌlim(p)f How to pronounce endolymph (audio)
: the watery fluid in the membranous labyrinth of the ear
endolymphatic adjective

Examples of endolymph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Typically, the labyrinth, the innermost part of the ear, is encased in bone and contains a fluid which called an endolymph. USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 These three minerals improve your hearing by increasing the useful fluid in your endolymph. Daily Wellness Pro, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2022 Basically, your endolymph is responsible for converting sound into nerve impulses. Daily Wellness Pro, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2022 The cochlea, which is also filled with a fluid called the endolymph, is really where the magic of hearing happens. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, 6 Mar. 2019 For the vestibular system to function properly, a fluid called endolymph has to traverse the canals of the inner ear, bopping sensory hairs that send electrical impulses to the brain. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022

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First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of endolymph was circa 1839

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“Endolymph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endolymph. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

endolymph

noun
en·​do·​lymph ˈen-də-ˌlim(p)f How to pronounce endolymph (audio)
: the watery fluid in the membranous labyrinth of the ear
endolymphatic adjective

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