basilar membrane

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basilar membrane

n.
The membrane that extends from the margin of the bony shelf of the cochlea to its outer wall and on which the sensory cells of the organ of Corti rest.

basilar membrane

A structure of the inner ear.
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Noun1.basilar membrane - a membrane in the cochlea that supports the organ of Cortibasilar membrane - a membrane in the cochlea that supports the organ of Corti
cochlea - the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants