cupula

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cupula

(ˈkʌpjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology a dome-shaped structure, esp the sensory structure within the semicircular canals of the ear
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology a dome-shaped structure, esp the sensory structure within the semicircular canals of the ear
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In this study, the development of free neuromasts during the early ontogeny (hatching to early postflexion) was characterized in anchoveta and common sardine, in terms of number, position, sequence of appearance, length of cupulae, number of hair cells, and polarity.
This procedure was used to obtain information on cupulae length and neuromast number and position.
Schuknecht found basophilic deposits on the cupulae of the posterior semicircular canal in patients with BPPV.