bony labyrinth


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bony labyrinth

[′bō·nē ′lab·ə‚rinth]
(anatomy)
The system of canals within the otic bones of vertebrates that houses the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
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No fossils of Lucy's kind bearing the bony labyrinth had been found at the time of the study.
There appear to be distinctions between hominid groups based on the bony labyrinth, but this needs further study.