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perilymph

[ per-i-limf ]

noun

, Anatomy.
  1. the fluid between the bony and membranous labyrinths of the ear.


perilymph

/ ˈpɛrɪˌlɪmf /

noun

  1. the fluid filling the space between the membranous and bony labyrinths of the internal ear


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Other Words From

  • peri·lym·phatic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of perilymph1

First recorded in 1830–40; peri- + lymph

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Example Sentences

Perilymph, per′i-limf, n. the fluid which surrounds the membraneous labyrinth of the ear.

Between the bony walls of the passages and the membranous bag inside is a thin, clear fluid, the perilymph.

The fluid contained in the two scal, and in the remaining lymphatic cavities of the auditory labyrinth, is known as perilymph.

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