Definition of scala vestibuli in English:
noun (plural scalae vestibuli /ˈskālē/)Anatomy
The upper bony passage of the cochlea.
- 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.
early 18th century: from Latin, literally 'ladder of the vestibule'.
Definition of scala vestibuli in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan