- 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 duct, is in continuity with cerebrospinal fluid. SYN: perilympha [TA], Cotunnius liquid, liquor cotunnii.
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* * *n.the fluid between the bony and membranous labyrinth of the ear.
* * *peri·lymph (perґe-limf) perilympha.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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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
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perilymph — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1839 the fluid between the membranous and bony labyrinths of the ear … New Collegiate 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 — 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