utriculosaccular duct(redirected from Bottcher canal)
a duct that connects the inner aspect of the utricle of the vestibular labyrinth with the endolymphatic duct a short distance from its origin from the saccule.
Etymology: L, utriculus + sacculus, small sack, ducere, to lead
a duct connecting the utricle with an endolymphatic duct of the membranous labyrinth.
Böttcher,Arthur, Estonian anatomist, 1831-1889.
Böttcher canal - a duct that connects the inner aspect of the utricle with the endolymphatic duct a short distance from its origin from the saccule. Synonym(s): utriculosaccular duct
Böttcher cells - cells of the basilar membrane of the cochlea.
Böttcher crystals - small crystals observed microscopically in prostatic fluid.
Böttcher ganglion - ganglion on the cochlear nerve in the internal acoustic meatus.
Böttcher space - the dilated blind extremity of the endolymphatic duct. Synonym(s): endolymphatic sac
Charcot-Böttcher crystalloids - see under Charcot
pertaining to the utricle and saccule of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
leads from the utricle of the internal ear to the endolymphatic duct.