Definition of scala vestibuli in English:

scala vestibuli

Line breaks: scala ves¦ti|buli
Pronunciation: /ˌskeɪlə vɛˈstɪbjʊli
 
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noun (plural scalae vestibuli /ˌskeɪliː, ˌskeɪlʌɪ/)

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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