- fibrous layer of tympanic membrane
- see under stratum.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
fibrous stratum of tympanic membrane — the middle layer of the membrane, consisting of radiating fibers externally (stratum radiatum) and circular fibers internally (stratum circulare). Called also fibrous layer of tympanic membrane … Medical dictionary
stratum circulare of tympanic membrane — circular layer of tympanic membrane: the inner part of the fibrous stratum of the membrane, consisting of circularly coursing fibers deep to the mucous layer of the tympanic membrane; it is best developed near the periphery … Medical dictionary
stratum radiatum of tympanic membrane — radiate layer of tympanic membrane: the outer part of the fibrous stratum of the membrane, consisting of fibers radiating outward from the manubrium of the malleus to pass into the fibrocartilaginous ring … Medical dictionary
membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m … Medical dictionary
layer — A sheet of one substance lying on another and distinguished from it by a difference in texture or color or by not being continuous with it. SEE ALSO: stratum, lamina. SYN: panniculus. ameloblastic l. the internal l. of the enamel organ. SYN: enam … Medical dictionary
stratum — One of the layers of differentiated tissue, the aggregate of which forms any given structure, such as the retina or the skin. SEE ALSO: lamina, layer. [L. sterno, pp. stratus, to spread out, strew, ntr. of pp. as noun, s., a bed cover, layer] s.… … Medical dictionary
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Muscle — is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart… … Medical dictionary