round window
noun Date: 1718 a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • round window — n a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane called also fenestra cochleae, fenestra rotunda * * * see fenestra) * * * fenestra cochleae …   Medical dictionary

  • Round window — Infobox Anatomy Name = Round window Latin = fenestra cochleae, fenestra rotunda GraySubject = 232 GrayPage = 1051 Caption = View of the inner wall of the tympanum. (label is fen. rotund. lower of two black circles.) Caption2 = Interior of right… …   Wikipedia

  • round window — round′ win′dow n. anat. a membrane covered opening in the inner wall of the middle ear that compensates for changes in inner ear pressure …   From formal English to slang

  • round window — a membrane covered opening in the inner wall of the middle ear that compensates for changes in cochlear pressure. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • round window — see fenestra (rotunda) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • round window — noun fenestra leading into the cochlea • Syn: ↑fenestra rotunda, ↑fenestra cochleae, ↑fenestra of the cochlea • Hypernyms: ↑fenestra …   Useful english dictionary

  • crest of round window — crista fenestrae cochleae …   Medical dictionary

  • fossula of round window — f. fenestrae cochleae …   Medical dictionary

  • membrane of round window — membrana tympanica secundaria …   Medical dictionary

  • niche of round window — fossula fenestrae cochleae …   Medical dictionary

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