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oval window

[′ō·vəl ′win·dō]
(anatomy)
The membrane-covered opening into the inner ear of tetrapods, to which the ossicles of the middle ear are connected.

oval window

A window in the shape of an ellipse, or in a shape between an ellipse and a circle.
See also: French window

oval window

A window having the shape of an ellipse or a shape between an ellipse and a circle.
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It was reported that application of gentamicin to oval window caused more vestibulotoxicity and hearing loss in Gunea pigs [17].
Fenestral otospongiosis describes disease affecting the oval window which produces CHL.
Of those, 12 were at the horizontal segment, 1 was at the level of second genu, 1 was at the level of oval window niche and 1 was at vertical segment.
Sensorineural hearing loss or inner ear problems are a result of damage or defects to the oval window, cochlea, or the auditory nerve.
We found that audiological outcomes achieved by endoscopic surgery are similar to the results obtained by a microscopic approach but that the endoscopic approach is able to provide an excellent visualization of the oval window niche, stapes anterior crus, and its supra-structures in comparison to the microscopic approach.
The mass was located below the oval window, and it extended superiorly to the promontory.
Why it's done In a healthy ear, sound waves are conducted from the eardrum to the oval window of the inner ear by a chain of three tiny bones called ossicles.
Up to the first floor, the landing has a feature oval window with stained and leaded glass.
The hallway has an area suitable as a study and contains the oak staircase, with its original, iron balustrade, a successful style combination, lit by an oval window.
The line includes a hexagon-shaped box, a heart-shaped box and a oval window box.
The reduction in the number of avionics boxes increases usable cabin volume for greater outfitting flexibility and adds room for an additional oval window that provides greater natural light in the cabin.
Unusual middle-ear mischief: Trans-tympanic trauma from a hair grip resulting in ossicular, facial nerve and oval window disruption.