bony labyrinth

bony labyrinth
bony labyrinth n the cavity in the petrous portion of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear called also osseous labyrinth

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labyrinthus osseus.

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  • bony labyrinth — noun cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth • Syn: ↑osseous labyrinth • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑anatomical structure, ↑complex body part, ↑bodily structure, ↑body structure …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Labyrinth — The maze of canals in the inner ear. The labyrinth is the portion of the ear that is responsible for sensing balance. Inflammation of the labyrinth (labyrinthitis) can be accompanied by vertigo. * * * Any of several anatomic structures with… …   Medical dictionary

  • labyrinth — /lab euh rinth/, n. 1. an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one s way or to reach the exit. 2. a maze of paths bordered by high hedges, as in a park or garden, for the amusement of those who search for a… …   Universalium

  • labyrinth — inner ear; n. a convoluted system of cavities and ducts comprising the organs of hearing and balance. The membranous labyrinth is a series of interconnected membranous canals and chambers consisting of the semicircular canals, utricle, and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • labyrinth — ► NOUN 1) a complicated irregular network of passages or paths. 2) an intricate and confusing arrangement. 3) a complex fluid filled bony structure in the inner ear which contains the organs of hearing and balance. DERIVATIVES labyrinthine… …   English terms dictionary

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