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otolithic membrane

 

Definition: a gelatinous membrane supported by the stereocilia of the hair cells of the maculae of the saccule and utriculus of the inner ear; adhering to the surface are numerous crystalline particles called otoliths (statoconia).

Synonym(s): membrana statoconiorumTA, statoconial membrane

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