membranous labyrinth

noun

Definition of membranous labyrinth

: the sensory structures of the inner ear

First Known Use of membranous labyrinth

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Membranous labyrinth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/membranous%20labyrinth. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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membranous labyrinth

noun

Medical Definition of membranous labyrinth

: the system of membrane-lined interconnected sacs and passages that is suspended within the bony labyrinth of the inner ear, is filled with endolymph and surrounded by perilymph, and includes the cochlear duct, utricle, saccule, and semicircular ducts

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