otolithic membrane

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o·to·lith·ic mem·brane

a gelatinous membrane supported by the stereocilia of the hair cells of the maculae of the saccule and utriculus of the inner ear; adhering to the surface are numerous crystalline particles called otoliths (statoconia).

otolithic membrane

A layer of gelatinous substance containing otoconia or otoliths, found on the surface of maculae in the inner ear.
See also: membrane


emanating from or pertaining to otolith.

otolithic membrane
gelatinous matrix in the labyrinth of the ear; contains otoliths or otoconia.
otolithic organs
utricle and saccule; detect the position of the head in a gravitational field.