stratum circulare of tympanic membrane

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.

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