bony labyrinth


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bon·y lab·y·rinth

[TA]
a series of cavities (for example, cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canals) contained within the otic capsule of the petrous portion of the temporal bone; the bony labyrinth is filled with perilymph, in which the delicate, endolymph-filled membranous labyrinth is suspended.
See also: otic capsule.

bony labyrinth

The bone encasement of the inner ear which is filled with perilymph and contains 3 cavities:
(1) The cochlea, which houses the sensory part of the auditory system;
(2) The semicircular canals, which are sensitive to rotational movement;
(3) The vestibule, which contains the sacculus and utriculus, which are sensitive to linear movement.

bon·y lab·y·rinth

(bō'nē lab'i-rinth)
A series of cavities (cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canals) contained within the otic capsule of the petrous portion of the temporal bone; the bony labyrinth is filled with perilymph, in which the delicate, endolymph-filled membranous labyrinth is suspended.

bon·y lab·y·rinth

(bō'nē lab'i-rinth)
Series of cavities (e.g., cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canals) contained within otic capsule of petrous portion of the temporal bone; filled with perilymph, in which the delicate, endolymph-filled membranous labyrinth is suspended.
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This allows the endolymph to mix with another fluid between the membranous and bony labyrinths (the perilymph).