Definition of tectorial in English:
1.1Denoting the membrane covering the organ of Corti in the inner ear.
- The micromechanics of the organ of Corti and the tectorial membrane is then analyzed by our new method.
- A fibrous layer, called tectorial membrane, overlies the organ of Corti, contacting the tips of the tallest stereocilia of the OHCs.
- In the mammalian cochlea, it has been suggested based on the anatomy of the overlying tectorial membrane that outer hair cells sense RL displacement and inner hair cells are velocity sensors.
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