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.
early 18th century: from Latin, literally 'ladder of the vestibule'.
Definition of scala vestibuli in:
- The US English dictionary