oval window


noun Anatomy.

an oval opening at the head of the cochlea, connecting the middle and inner ear, through which sound vibrations of the stapes are transmitted.

Nearby words

  1. oval foramen,
  2. oval fossa,
  3. oval kumquat,
  4. oval of cassini,
  5. oval office,
  6. ovalbumin,
  7. ovality,
  8. ovalle,
  9. ovally,
  10. ovalocyte

Origin of oval window

First recorded in 1675–85

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Medicine definitions for oval window

oval window

n.

An oval opening located on the medial wall of the tympanic cavity, leading into the vestibule, to which the base of the stapes is connected and through which the ossicles of the ear transmit the sound vibrations to the cochlea.fenestra of vestibule

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