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Medical Term:

membranous labyrinth


a complex arrangement of communicating membranous canaliculi and sacs, filled with endolymph and surrounded by perilymph, suspended within the cavity of the bony labyrinth; its chief divisions are the cochlear duct and the vestibular labyrinth.

Synonym(s): labyrinthus membranaceusTA

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