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Medical Term:

spiral ligament of cochlear duct


the thickened periosteal lining of the bony cochlea forming the outer wall of the cochlear duct to which the basal lamina attaches.

Synonym(s): ligamentum spirale ductus cochlearisTA, crista spiralis, ligamentum spirale cochleae, spiral crest, spiral ligament of cochlea

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