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oval window

n.
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.
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o′val win′dow


n.
an oval opening in the wall between the middle and inner ear against which the base of the stapes vibrates during sound transmission.
[1675–85]
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oval window

A membrane-covered opening between the middle ear and inner ear.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
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Translations

o·val win·dow

n. ventana oval; abertura del oído medio.
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The roughly oval window of the CTS-1200 is 1.1 inches wide by 0.75 inch tall, and overall size is 1.8 inches long, 1.2 inches wide and 1.1 inches high.
The middle ear ossicular chain is loosely coupled to the bony wall of the middle ear by several ligaments and is attached to the tympanic membrane at one end of the chain and to the oval window at the other end of the chain.
Dense and sclerotic new bony tissue may be located everywhere in the otic capsule; however, it is often localized to the anterior part of the oval window that restricts the movement of stapes, resulting in progressive conductive hearing loss (1).
Temporal bone CT imaging demonstrated resorptive changes along the margins of the oval window and cochlear promontory on the left with capsular sparing on the right compatible with clinically suspected fenestral otosclerosis.
Valsalva was the first to describe otosclerosis in 1735, as ankylosis of the stapes to the margins of the oval window. [1]
Cochlear otosclerosis is either a further stage of stapedial otosclerosis with spread of oval window focus to the cochlea or an isolated presentation (1).
Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a 2-mm lucency on the oval window (figure 1).
The individual groups were as follows: (1) a dehiscence with a size of 0.5 x 1.0 mm, close to the oval window (6 guinea pigs); (2) a dehiscence with a size of 0.5 x 0.5 mm, close to the oval window (18 guinea pigs); (3) a dehiscence with a size of 0.5 x 1.0 mm, distal to the oval window (6 guinea pigs); and (4) a dehiscence with a size of 0.5 x 0.5 mm, distal to the oval window (6 guinea pigs).
Drawing on inspiration from the South Florida community it serves, the sleek design of The Fresh Market's recently opened 26,000-square-foot store in Doral, Fla., incorporates midcentury modern decor, English and Spanish signage, and integrated natural lighting--the latter of which is capped by the sleek, signature oval window adorning the produce department.
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.
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