basilar membrane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A membranous portion of the cochlea in the mammalian inner ear that supports the organ of Corti.
basilar membrane - Medical Definition
The membrane that extends from the margin of the bony shelf of the cochlea to its outer wall and on which the sensory cells of the organ of Corti rest.