tectorial membrane

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tectorial membrane

[tek′tȯr·ē·əl ′mem‚brān]
(anatomy)
A jellylike membrane covering the organ of Corti in the ear.
A strong sheet of connective tissue running from the basilar part of the occipital bone to the dorsal surface of the bodies of the axis and third cervical vertebra.
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