bony labyrinth


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Related to bony labyrinth: membranous labyrinth
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Noun1.bony labyrinth - cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinthbony labyrinth - cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
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In acute disease with well pneumatised bone gives us an easy approach to petrous apex without disturbing the bony labyrinth.
And biology, where in your body will you find a bony labyrinth filled with a fluid called perilymph?
Specifically, researchers studied the bony labyrinth - a hollow cavity that would have housed the hearing organ - in two early whale species, using micro-CT scans.
The bony labyrinth was not preserved, but cranial nerves IV, VI, VII, and VIII were preserved.