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scala media

Syllabification: sca·la me·dia
Pronunciation: /ˌskālə ˈmēdēə
 
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Definition of scala media in English:

noun (plural scalae mediae /ˈskālē ˈmēdē-ē/)

Anatomy
The central duct of the cochlea in the inner ear, containing the sensory cells and separated from the scala tympani and scala vestibuli by membranes.
Example sentences
  • Inside the lagena, another membrane runs the length of the scala media.
  • This ensured that the ionic environment of the scala media was not disturbed by influx of tissue culture medium.
  • However, unlike the present study, measurements in that study were performed with ruptures in Reissner's membrane, which may have produced alterations in the ionic environment in scala media.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin, literally 'middle ladder'.

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