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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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