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processus cochleariformis


Definition: a bony angular process (the termination of the septum of the pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube) above the anterior end of the vestibular window, forming a pulley over which the tendon of the tensor tympani muscle plays.

Synonym(s): cochleariform process, processus trochleariformis

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