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oval window

The oval opening in the middle ear to which the base of the stapes is connected and through which the ossicles of the ear transmit sound vibrations to the cochlea.

o′val win′dow

an oval opening in the wall between the middle and inner ear against which the base of the stapes vibrates during sound transmission.

oval window

A membrane-covered opening between the middle ear and inner ear.
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Noun1.oval window - fenestra that has the base of the stapes attached to it
fenestra - a small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)

o·val win·dow

n. ventana oval; abertura del oído medio.
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First group (selective) had dexamethasone on the round window and gentamicin on oval window during exploratory tympanotomy procedure.
The most common site of dehiscence was around the oval window (73%).
In a healthy ear, sound waves are conducted from the eardrum to the oval window of the inner ear by a chain of three tiny bones called ossicles.
It was then he bought his very first Beetle - a 1956 oval window model for PS120.
The incus then articulates with the stapes, and the footplate of the stapes is attached to the oval window.
I was tempted to knock on the full length, oval window running the width of the property and cry ''Eh-oh.
2] Facial nerve dehiscence (FND) is a common anatomic variant that usually occurs in the tympanic segment above the oval window but is also encountered at the level of the geniculate ganglion and in the mastoid segment adjacent to the retro facial cells.
This indicates the importance of the articulation of the stapes on the oval window in the pathogenesis of the hearing loss in these cases.
Even the laundry room has a view, thanks to a small, oval window above the washing machine.
The brand name for each respective beer now scrolls across the bottom of the oval window, rather than wrapping around the exterior d the oval.
In the Tympanic cavity, oval window (46%) and sinus tympani (40%) were involved.
patient improvement analyses, trials in implanting in the oval window and on the stapes footplate, and a study of the new Esteem system implant.