macula acustica

noun
macula acu·​sti·​ca | \ -ə-ˈküs-ti-kə How to pronounce macula acustica (audio) \
plural maculae acusticae\ -​ti-​ˌsē How to pronounce maculae acusticae (audio) \

Medical Definition of macula acustica

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/macula%20acustica. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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