reticular membrane


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re·tic·u·lar mem·brane

(rĕ-tik'yū-lăr mem'brān)
The membrane formed by cuticular plates of the cells of the spiral organ (organ of Corti); it appears netlike when viewed from above.
Synonym(s): membrana reticularis [TA] .

reticular membrane

The membrane formed by the cuticular plates of the distal ends of supporting cells in the organ of Corti.
See also: membrane
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After aging, the elasticity of the reticular membrane structure became smaller and the toughness became weaker, but the prepolymer still had a good curing effect.
The negative sign of birefringence (larger refractive index perpendicular to the texture), fluorescence staining with brefeldin A, and electron microscopy of fixed cells [5] suggest that this negatively birefringent material is a pleated series of endoplasmic reticular membranes, stratified and oriented by the centrifugation.