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osseous labyrinth

osseous labyrinth in Medicine

osseous labyrinth n.
A series of cavities in the petrous portion of the temporal bone, consisting of the cochlea, the vestibule and the semicircular canals, and lodging the membranous labyrinth. Also called bony labyrinth.

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