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tectorial membrane

/ (tɛkˈtɔːrɪəl) /
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noun

the membrane in the inner ear that covers the organ of Corti

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Word Origin for tectorial membrane

C19: tectorial, from Latin tectōrium a covering, from tegere to cover
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