noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1839 the fluid between the membranous and bony labyrinths of the ear

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Perilymph — is an extracellular fluid located within the cochlea (part of the ear) in 2 of its 3 compartments; the scala tympani and scala vestibuli. The ionic composition of perilymph is comparable to that of plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. The major cation …   Wikipedia

  • Perilymph — Per i*lymph, n. (Anat.) The fluid which surrounds the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear, and separates it from the walls of the chambers in which the labyrinth lies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perilymph — [per′ə limf΄] n. the fluid that surrounds the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear: cf. ENDOLYMPH …   English World dictionary

  • perilymph — n. [Gr. peri, around; L. lympha, water] (MOLLUSCA: Cephalopoda) In Octopodidae, the liquid that fills the outer sac of the statocyst …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • perilymph — perilymphatic, adj. /per i limf /, n. Anat. the fluid between the bony and membranous labyrinths of the ear. [1830 40; PERI + LYMPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • perilymph — noun An extracellular fluid found in the scala tympani and scala vestibuli of the cochlea …   Wiktionary

  • perilymph — The fluid contained within the osseus labyrinth, surrounding and protecting the membranous labyrinth; p. resembles extracellular fluid in composition (sodium salts are the predominate positive electrolyte) and, via the perilymphatic …   Medical dictionary

  • perilymph — n. fluid within the inner ear (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perilymph — noun Anatomy the fluid between the membraneous labyrinth of the ear and the bone which encloses it. Derivatives perilymphatic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • perilymph — peri·lymph …   English syllables

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