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  1. membranous labyrinthnoun

    the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth


  1. membranous labyrinth

    The membranous labyrinth is a system of sacs and ducts located within the bony labyrinth (the cavities in the inner ear). It is filled with a fluid known as endolymph and is involved in the body's sense of balance and hearing. It is made up of three main parts: the cochlea, which is involved in hearing, and the vestibule and semicircular canals, which are involved in balance.


  1. Membranous labyrinth

    The receptors for the senses of equilibrium and hearing are housed within a collection of fluid filled tubes and chambers known as the membranous labyrinth. The membranous labyrinth is lodged within the bony labyrinth and has the same general form; it is, however, considerably smaller and is partly separated from the bony walls by a quantity of fluid, the perilymph. In certain places, it is fixed to the walls of the cavity. Domenico Cotugno discovered that the membranous labyrinth contains fluid, the endolymph, and on its walls the ramifications of the acoustic nerve are distributed. Within the osseous vestibule, the membranous labyrinth does not quite preserve the form of the bony cavity, but consists of two membranous sacs, the utricle, and the saccule. The membranous labyrinth is also the location for the receptor cells found in the inner ear. This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of membranous labyrinth in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of membranous labyrinth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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