Definition of basilar membrane in English:

basilar membrane

Syllabification: bas·i·lar mem·brane

noun

Anatomy
  • A membrane in the cochlea that bears the organ of Corti.
    More example sentences
    • The preparation included the modiolar bone, basilar membrane, and overlying organ of Corti of a half to a full turn.
    • Standard theory states that cellular structures in the organ of Corti move in unison as a rigid body, around a hinge point located at the attachment of the basilar membrane to the bony core of the cochlea.
    • Like the mammalian cochlea, the alligator lizard cochlea is driven by pressure differences across the basilar membrane.

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