reticular membrane


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reticular membrane

a netlike membrane over the organ of Corti; the free ends of the outer acoustic hair cells pass through its apertures. Also called reticular lamina.

re·tic·u·lar mem·brane

(rĕ-tik'yū-lăr mem'brān)
The membrane formed by cuticular plates of the cells of the spiral organ (organ of Corti); it appears netlike when viewed from above.
Synonym(s): membrana reticularis [TA] .

reticular membrane

The membrane formed by the cuticular plates of the distal ends of supporting cells in the organ of Corti.
See also: membrane