bony labyrinthmedical dictionary

A series of cavities (cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canals) contained within the otic capsule of the petrous portion of the temporal bone; the bony labyrinth is filled with perilymph, in which the delicate, endolymph-filled membranous labyrinth is suspended.

Synonyms: labyrinthus osseus, osseous labyrinth.

(05 Mar 2000)

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