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lagena

Pronunciation: la-je'na, -je-ne

Definition: One of the three parts of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear of lower vertebrates; in mammals, the lagena becomes the cochlea.

Synonym(s): cupular cecum of the cochlear duct

[L. flask]

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