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a small depression on the inner wall of the vestibule of the labyrinth at the portion of the pyramid of vestibule, between the two limbs into which the vestibular crest divides posteriorly; it is perforated by foramina that provide passage to fibers that the cochlear branch of the vestibulocochlear nerve sends to the posterior extremity of the cochlear duct.
A small concavity, lying between the two limbs of the vestibular crest in the vestibule of the ear, that lodges the beginning of the cochlear duct.
See also: recess
Reichert,Karl Bogislaus, German anatomist, 1811-1884.
Reichert cartilage - embryonic cartilage.
Reichert cochlear recess - Synonym(s): cochlear recess
Reichert radius gauge
Reichert slit lamp
Reichert substance - one of several steroids.
Reichert-Meissl number - an index of the volatile acid content of a fat.
co·chle·ar re·cess(koklē-ăr rēses) [TA]
Small depression on inner wall of the vestibule of the labyrinth at the portion of the pyramid of vestibule, between the two limbs into which the vestibular crest divides posteriorly.