Bony labyrinth

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Bony labyrinth
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Lateral view of right osseous labyrinth
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Interior view of right osseous labyrinth
Details
Latin Labyrinthus osseus
Identifiers
Gray's p.1047
TA A15.3.03.003
FMA FMA:268963
Anatomical terminology

The bony labyrinth (also osseous labyrinth or otic capsule) is the rigid, bony outer wall of the inner ear. It consists of three parts: the vestibule, semicircular canals, and cochlea. These are cavities hollowed out of the substance of the bone, and lined by periosteum. They contain a clear fluid, the perilymph, in which the membranous labyrinth is situated.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.