round window


noun

a membrane-covered opening in the inner wall of the middle ear that compensates for changes in cochlear pressure.

Origin of round window

First recorded in 1900–05
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Medicine definitions for round window

round window


n.

An opening on the medial wall of the middle ear that leads into the cochlea and is covered by the secondary tympanic membrane.fenestra of cochlea
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