scala tympani

noun

scala tym·​pa·​ni -ˈtim-pə-ˌnī How to pronounce scala tympani (audio) -ˌnē How to pronounce scala tympani (audio)
plural scalae tympanorum -ˌtim-pə-ˈnōr-əm, -ˈnȯr-əm How to pronounce scala tympani (audio)
: the lymph-filled spirally arranged canal in the bony canal of the cochlea that is separated from the cochlear duct by the basilar membrane, communicates at its upper end with the scala vestibuli, and abuts at its lower end upon the membrane that separates the round window from the middle ear

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“Scala tympani.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/scala%20tympani. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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