macula acustica


macula acu·​sti·​ca -ə-ˈküs-ti-kə How to pronounce macula acustica (audio)
plural maculae acusticae -ti-ˌsē How to pronounce macula acustica (audio)
: either of two small areas of sensory hair cells in the ear located in the saccule ( macula sacculi \ -​ˈsak-​yə-​ˌlī How to pronounce macula acustica (audio) \ ) and in the utricle ( macula utriculi \ -​yu̇-​ˈtrik-​yə-​ˌlī How to pronounce macula acustica (audio) \ ) that are covered with gelatinous material on which are located crystals or concretions of calcium carbonate and that are associated with the perception of equilibrium

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“Macula acustica.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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