helicotrema

noun

hel·​i·​co·​trema ˌhel-ə-kō-ˈtrē-mə How to pronounce helicotrema (audio)
: the minute opening by which the scala tympani and scala vestibuli communicate at the top of the cochlea of the ear

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“Helicotrema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/helicotrema. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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