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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T1 hyperintensity within the bony labyrinth on precontrast images is highly suggestive of the presence of subacute blood products (Figure 11).
The bony labyrinth of the inner ear is made up of the cochlea, the major organ of hearing, the vestibule and the three semicircular canals which sense head motion and provide input to synchronize movement with visual stimuli.
The labyrinth has two parts: the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth.