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elliptical recess of bony labyrinth


Definition: an oval depression in the roof and inner wall of the vestibule of the labyrinth, lodging the utriculus.

Synonym(s): recessus ellipticus labyrinthi osseiTA, recessus utricularis labyrinthi ossei, utricular recess of bony labyrinth, fovea elliptica, fovea hemielliptica

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