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bony ampullae of semicircular canals


Definition: a circumscribed dilation of one extremity of each of the three bony semicircular canals, anterior, posterior, and lateral; each contains a membranous ampulla of the semicircular ducts.

Synonym(s): ampullae osseae canalium semicirculariumTA, osseous ampulla

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