Scala Media Definition

skālə mēdē-ə
scala-media
noun
The middle division of three divisions of the spiral cavity winding around the modiolus of the cochlea in the inner ear. It is situated between the scala vestibuli and scala tympani, filled with endolymph, and houses the organ of Corti.
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Origin of Scala Media

  • New Latin scāla media Latin scāla staircase (from its spiral structure) Latin media feminine of medius middle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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