fibrous stratum of tympanic membrane

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.

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