bony semicircular canals


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semicircular canals (of bony labyrinth)

[TA]
the organ of balance; the three bony tubes of the labyrinth of the inner ear within which the membranous semicircular ducts are located; they lie in planes at right angles to each other and are known as anterior semicircular canal [TA] (canalis semicircularis anterioris [TA]), posterior semicircular canal [TA] (canalis semicircularis posterioris [TA]), and lateral semicircular canal [TA] (canalis semicircularis lateralis [TA]).
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bon·y sem·i·cir·cu·lar ca·nals

(bō'nē sem'ē-sĭr'kyū-lăr kă-nalz')
The three bony tubes in the labyrinth of the ear within which the membranous semicircular ducts are located; they lie in planes at right angles to each other and are known as anterior semicircular canal, posterior semicircular canal, and lateral semicircular canal.
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