otic capsule

noun

: a mesenchymal cartilaginous shell around the otic vesicle that develops into the petrous portion of the sphenoid bone covering the inner ear

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“Otic capsule.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/otic%20capsule. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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