membranous labyrinth

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mem·bra·nous lab·y·rinth

[TA]
a complex arrangement of communicating membranous canaliculi and sacs, filled with endolymph and surrounded by perilymph, suspended within the cavity of the bony labyrinth; its chief divisions are the cochlear duct and the vestibular labyrinth.
Synonym(s): labyrinthus membranaceus [TA]
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membranous labyrinth

n.
The fluid-filled membranous sacs of the inner ear that are associated with the senses of hearing and balance.
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membranous labyrinth

A system of communicating ducts and sacs filled with endolymph cushioned by perilymph in the bony labyrinth of the inner ear.

Components membranous labyrinth:
• Cochlea, which houses the sensory part of the auditory system;
• Semicircular canals, which is sensitive to rotatory movement; and
• Vestibule, which contains the sacculus and utriculus (sensitive to linear movement).
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mem·bra·nous lab·y·rinth

(mem'bră-nŭs lab'i-rinth) [TA]
A complex arrangement of communicating membranous canaliculi and sacs, filled with endolymph and surrounded by perilymph, suspended within the cavity of the bony labyrinth; its chief divisions are the cochlear labyrinth and the vestibular labyrinth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

membranous labyrinth

see EAR.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mem·bra·nous lab·y·rinth

(mem'bră-nŭs lab'i-rinth) [TA]
Complex arrangement of communicating membranous canaliculi and sacs, filled with endolymph and surrounded by perilymph, suspended within cavity of the bony labyrinth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012