vestibular membrane

vestibular membrane n a thin cellular membrane separating the scala media and scala vestibuli called also Reissner's membrane

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  • Reissner's membrane — Reiss·ner s membrane rīs nərz n VESTIBULAR MEMBRANE Reissner Ernst (1824 1878) German anatomist. A professor of anatomy, Reissner described in 1851 the membrane of the scala media that is now also known as Reissner s membrane. * * * the membrane… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Reissner's membrane — Reiss ner s mem brane (r?s n?rz m?m br?n). [Named from E. Reissner, A German anatomist.] (Anat.) The thin membrane which separates the canal of the cochlea from the vestibular scala in the internal ear. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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