oval window
noun Date: 1683 an oval opening between the middle ear and the vestibule having the base of the stapes or columella attached to its membrane

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  • Oval window — View of the inner wall of the tympanum. (label is fen. oval. black circle near top.) …   Wikipedia

  • oval window — ō vəl n an oval opening between the middle ear and the vestibule having the base of the stapes or columella attached to its membrane called also fenestra ovalis, fenestra vestibuli * * * see fenestra * * * fenestra v …   Medical dictionary

  • oval window — Anat. an oval opening at the head of the cochlea, connecting the middle and inner ear, through which sound vibrations of the stapes are transmitted. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • oval window — o′val win′dow n. anat. an oval opening in the wall between the middle and inner ear against which the base of the stapes vibrates during sound transmission • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • oval window — see fenestra (ovalis) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • oval window — noun fenestra that has the base of the stapes attached to it • Syn: ↑fenestra ovalis, ↑fenestra vestibuli, ↑fenestra of the vestibule • Hypernyms: ↑fenestra …   Useful english dictionary

  • Окно (Fenestra, Oval Window) — (в анатомии) отверстие, напоминающее окно. Овальное окно (fenestra ovalis) (или окно преддверия (fenestra vestibuli)), закрытое основанием стремени (ред.), представляет собой отверстие между средним ухом и преддверием внутреннего уха. Круглое… …   Медицинские термины

  • fossula of oval window — f. fenestrae vestibuli …   Medical dictionary

  • Window (disambiguation) — A window is an opening in an otherwise solid, opaque surface, through which light can pass.Window may also refer to:Business* Video window, the delay between a movie s theatrical and DVD releaseComputing* Window (computing), a display rectangle… …   Wikipedia

  • Oval Office — President Barack Obama edits his remarks in the Oval Office prior to making a televised statement detailing the mission against Osama bin Laden, May 1, 2011 …   Wikipedia

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