UTRICLE OF THE VESTIBULE
\jˈuːtɹɪkə͡l ɒvðə vˈɛstɪbjˌuːl], \jˈuːtɹɪkəl ɒvðə vˈɛstɪbjˌuːl], \j_ˈuː_t_ɹ_ɪ_k_əl ɒ_v_ð_ə v_ˈɛ_s_t_ɪ_b_j_ˌuː_l]\
Definitions of UTRICLE OF THE VESTIBULE
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The vestibular cavity which connects with the semicircular canals. It is imbedded in the recessus ellipticus, and communicates with the semicircular canals by five foramina. It is attached to the wall of the bony vestibule by loose connective tissue. It is surrounded by perilymph and contains endolymph. It consists of a fibrillar substantia propria bounded externally by vascular connective tissue and internally by angular pavement epithelium. [Lat.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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