Definition of scala vestibuli in English:

scala vestibuli

Syllabification: sca·la ves·tib·u·li
Pronunciation: /ˌskālə veˈstibyəlē
 
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noun (plural scalae vestibuli /ˈskālē/)

Anatomy
The upper bony passage of the cochlea.
More example sentences
  • Vibrations of the oval window are transmitted to the perilymph in the scala vestibuli and across the vestibular membrane to the endolymph of the cochlear duct.
  • Since it is confluent with the perilymph around the rest of the vestibular apparatus, this compartment is called the scala vestibuli.

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin, literally 'ladder of the vestibule'.

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