oval window

noun

: an oval opening between the middle ear and the vestibule having the base of the stapes or columella attached to its membrane

Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oval window was in 1683

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“Oval window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oval%20window. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

oval window

noun
: an oval opening between the middle ear and inner ear having the base of the stapes attached to its membrane

Medical Definition

oval window

noun
: an oval opening between the middle ear and the vestibule having the base of the stapes or columella attached to its membrane

called also fenestra ovalis, fenestra vestibuli

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