helicotrema

noun
hel·​i·​co·​trema | \ ˌhel-ə-kō-ˈtrē-mə How to pronounce helicotrema (audio) \

Medical Definition of helicotrema

: the minute opening by which the scala tympani and scala vestibuli communicate at the top of the cochlea of the ear

Learn More About helicotrema

Dictionary Entries Near helicotrema

helicoid

helicotrema

heliophobe

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Helicotrema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/helicotrema. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!