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Medical Term:

vestibular aqueduct


a bony canal running from the vestibule and opening on the posterior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone, giving passage to the endolymphatic duct and a small vein.

Synonym(s): aqueductus vestibuliTA, vestibular canaliculusTA, aqueductus cotunnii, Cotunnius aqueduct, Cotunnius canal

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