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Related to basilar membrane: organ of Corti
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.
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A structure of the inner ear.
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|Noun||1.||basilar 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
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