The cartilage or bony capsule surrounding the inner ear mechanism. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 MP : 0000039 ]

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definition
  • The cartilage or bony capsule surrounding the inner ear mechanism.
has exact synonym
  • otic capsule bone
id
  • UBERON:0005411
taxon notes
  • In elasmobranchs, the otic capsule remains cartilaginous in the adult; in the embryos of higher vertebrates, it is cartilaginous at first but later becomes bony (at approximately 23 weeks in humans)