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Medical Term:

vestibular surface of cochlear duct


Definition: the membrane separating the cochlear duct from the vestibular canal; it consists of squamous epithelial cells with microvilli toward the ductus, a basement membrane, and a thin layer of connective tissue toward the scala.

Synonym(s): paries vestibularis ductus cochlearisTA, membrana vestibularis ductus cochlearis, vestibular membrane, Reissner membrane, vestibular wall of cochlear duct

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