Organ with organ cavity which consists of the vestibular labyrinth and the cochlear labyrinth. The membranous labyrinth is lodged within the bony labyrinth and has the same general form; it is, however, considerably smaller and is partly separated from the bony walls by a quantity of fluid, the perilymph.[FMA, WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Membranous_labyrinth FMA : 61022 ]

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

definition
  • Organ with organ cavity which consists of the vestibular labyrinth and the cochlear labyrinth. The membranous labyrinth is lodged within the bony labyrinth and has the same general form; it is, however, considerably smaller and is partly separated from the bony walls by a quantity of fluid, the perilymph.[FMA, WP].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gray924.png
external definition
  • A system of communicating epithelial sacs and ducts within the bony labyrinth, containing the endolymph. [TFD][VHOG]
external ontology notes
  • inner ear has parts membranous and osseuous/bony labyrinth. it's not clear where the EMAPA term 'labyrinth' belong, we place them here for now
has alternative id
  • UBERON:0010113
has exact synonym
  • labyrinthus membranaceus
homology notes
  • The labyrinth, or inner ear, evolved very early in vertebrate history and, with many variations in configuration but none of basic design and function, has been retained by all vertebrates.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001849