otolithic membrane

(redirected from membrana statoconiorum)

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).
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otolithic membrane

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