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Medical Term:

membranous ampullae of the semicircular ducts


a nearly spheric enlargement of one end of each of the three semicircular ducts, anterior, posterior, and lateral, where they connect with the utricle. Each contains a neuroepithelial ampullary crest (crista ampullaris).

Synonym(s): ampulla membranaceaTA, membranous ampulla

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