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

Synonyms: otic capsule bone

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Term information

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pheno_slim

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)