auditory vesicle

noun Embryology.

the pouch that is formed by the invagination of an ectodermal placode and that develops into the internal ear.

Nearby words

  1. auditory pit,
  2. auditory receptor cell,
  3. auditory reflex,
  4. auditory tube,
  5. auditory vertigo,
  6. audrey,
  7. audubon,
  8. audubon society,
  9. audubon's warbler,
  10. audubon, john james

Also called otic vesicle, otocyst. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for auditory vesicle

auditory vesicle


Either of the paired sacs of invaginated ectoderm in the embryo that develop into the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear.otic vesicle

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