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endolymph

[en-duh-limf]
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noun Anatomy.
  1. the fluid contained within the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
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Origin of endolymph

First recorded in 1830–40; endo- + lymph
Related formsen·do·lym·phat·ic [en-doh-lim-fat-ik] /ˌɛn doʊ lɪmˈfæt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for endolymph

Historical Examples

  • In the adult the fluid present in this cavity is known as the endolymph.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • The membranous bag itself contains a similar fluid, the endolymph.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • The endolymph and the tiny grains of ear-sand now perform their part in this marvelous and complex mechanism.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • A movement of the head causes the displacement of the endolymph which acts on the auditory nerves.


British Dictionary definitions for endolymph

endolymph

noun
  1. the fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear
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Derived Formsendolymphatic (ˌɛndəʊlɪmˈfætɪk), adjective
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endolymph in Medicine

endolymph

(ĕndə-lĭmf′)
n.
  1. The fluid contained in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.Scarpa's fluid
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Related formsen′do•lym•phatic (-lĭm-fătĭk) adj.
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