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basal lamina of cochlear duct


Definition: the membrane extending from the bony spiral membrane to the basilar crest of the cochlea; it forms the greater part of the floor of the cochlear duct separating the latter from the scala tympani, and it supports the organ of Corti.

Synonym(s): lamina basilaris ductus cochlearisTA, basilar lamina, basilar membrane of cochlear duct, lamina basilaris cochleae, membrana basilaris

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