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Medical Term:

spiral canal of cochlea


the winding tube of the bony labyrinth that makes two and a half turns about the modiolus of the cochlea; it is divided incompletely into two compartments by a winding shelf of bone, the bony spiral lamina.

Synonym(s): canalis spiralis cochleaeTA, cochlear canal, Rosenthal canal

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