spiral ligament of cochlea


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spiral ligament of cochlear duct

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the thickened periosteal lining of the bony cochlea forming the outer wall of the cochlear duct to which the basal lamina attaches.
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spi·ral lig·a·ment of coch·le·a

(spī'răl lig'ă-mĕnt kok'lē-ă)
The thickened periosteal lining of the bony cochlea forming the outer wall of the cochlear duct to which the basal lamina attaches.
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spiral ligament of cochlea

The thickened periosteum of the peripheral wall of the osseous cochlear canal. The basilar membrane is attached to its inner surface.
See also: ligament
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