An endolymph filled cavity inside the cochlea, located in between the scala tympani and the scala vestibuli, separated by the basilar membrane and Reissner's membrane (the vestibular membrane) respectively. Houses the organ of Corti[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochlear_duct ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

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definition

An endolymph filled cavity inside the cochlea, located in between the scala tympani and the scala vestibuli, separated by the basilar membrane and Reissner's membrane (the vestibular membrane) respectively. Houses the organ of Corti[WP].

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editor note

TODO - check cochlear duct vs cochlear aqueduct vs scala media

external definition

The coiled portion of the membranous labyrinth located inside the cochlea. It contains endolymph. [TFD][VHOG]

has exact synonym

scala medias

cochlear duct

Reissner's canal

Reissners canal

cochlea duct

has related synonym

scala of Loewenberg

cochlear aqueduct

membranous cochlea

scala media

ductus cochlearis

homology notes

In gnathostomes, each membranous labyrinth has three semicircular ducts that connect with a chamber known as the utriculus. (...) In all gnathostomes, the utriculus connects ventrally with a larger sac, called the sacculus (...) In most groups of gnathostomes, the caudoventral evagination of the sacculus forms a small lagena, and in some diapsids and mammals the lagena develops into a longer duct. The lagena becomes greatly elongated in therians and coils to form the cochlear duct.[well established][VHOG]

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UBERON:0001855