membranous labyrinth

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membranous labyrinth

n.
The fluid-filled membranous sacs of the inner ear that are associated with the senses of hearing and balance.
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Noun1.membranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochleamembranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony 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
utricle, utriculus - a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open
saccule, sacculus - a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)
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