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Tectorial membrane

Synonym(s)

  • membrana tectoria

Definition(s)

A gelatinous membrane, attached to the bony spiral lamina, which overlies the hair cells within the cochlea of the inner ear.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A membrane having the consistency of jelly that covers the surface of the organ of Corti.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014