spiral ligament

noun

Medical Definition of spiral ligament

: the thick periosteum that forms the outer wall of the cochlear duct and that gives attachment to the outer edge of the basilar membrane

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“Spiral ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spiral%20ligament. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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