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window

 [win´do]
a circumscribed opening in a plane surface; called also fenestra.
aortic window a radiolucent region below the aortic arch, formed by the bifurcation of the trachea, visible in the left anterior oblique radiograph of the heart and great vessels.
window of cochlea (cochlear window) round window.
oval window an oval opening in the inner wall of the middle ear, which is closed by the stapes; called also vestibular window and fenestra vestibuli.
round window a round opening in the middle ear covered by the secondary tympanic membrane; called also cochlear window and fenestra cochleae.
vestibular window (window of vestibule) oval window.

o·val win·dow

[TA]
a membrane-covered oval opening on the medial wall of the tympanic cavity leading into the vestibule, closed in life by the foot of the stapes.

oval window

n.
The oval opening in the middle ear to which the base of the stapes is connected and through which the ossicles of the ear transmit sound vibrations to the cochlea.

oval window

[ō′vəl]
Etymology: L, ovum; ME, windoge
an aperture in the wall of the middle ear, leading to the inner ear. The footplate of the stapes vibrates in the oval window, transmitting sound waves to the cochlea. Also called vestibular window.

fe·nes·tra ves·tib·u·li

(fĕ-nes'tră ves-tib'yū-lī) [TA]
An oval opening on the medial wall of the tympanic cavity leading into the vestibule, closed by the foot of the stapes.
Synonym(s): oval window.

oval window

The oval opening in the outer wall of the inner ear in which the footplate of the inner of the three AUDITORY OSSICLES, the stapes, is free to vibrate.

oval window

a membranous wall at the junction of the middle ear and inner ear which connects the stapes with the vestibular canal of the COCHLEA.

Oval window

A tiny opening at the entrance to the inner ear.
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window

a circumscribed opening in a plane surface.

cochlear window, fenestra cochleae
an aperture between the tympanic cavity of the middle ear and the cochlea of the internal ear; covered by the secondary tympanic membrane. Called also round window.
oval window
an oval opening in the inner wall of the middle ear, which is closed by the stapes; called also fenestra vestibuli.
round window
see cochlear window (above).
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