A spiral thickening of the fibrous lining of the cochlear wall. Spiral ligament secures the membranous cochlear duct to the bony spiral canal of the cochlea. Its spiral ligament fibrocytes function in conjunction with the stria vascularis to mediate cochlear ion homeostasis. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/mouse-anatomy-ontology/issues/71 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_ligament ]

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Term information

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latin term
ligamentum spirale ductus cochlearis [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_ligament ]

latin term
spiral cochlear ligament

definition

A spiral thickening of the fibrous lining of the cochlear wall. Spiral ligament secures the membranous cochlear duct to the bony spiral canal of the cochlea. Its spiral ligament fibrocytes function in conjunction with the stria vascularis to mediate cochlear ion homeostasis.

external ontology notes

this is not classified as a ligament in FMA

has alternative id

UBERON:0028186

has exact synonym

spiral cochlear ligament

spiral ligament of cochlear duct

spiral ligament of cochlea

ligamentum spirale ductus cochlearis

id

UBERON:0006725