The cochlear duct (or scala media) is an endolymph filled cavity inside the cochlea, located between the tympanic duct and the vestibular duct, separated by the basilar membrane and Reissner's membrane (the vestibular membrane) respectively.
Inner ear, with Cochlear Duct labeled near bottom.
Diagrammatic longitudinal section of the cochlea. (visible at far right under latin name ductus cochlearis)
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The cochlear duct houses the organ of Corti.
- Transverse section of the cochlear duct of a fetal cat.
- The membranous labyrinth.
- Floor of ductus cochlearis.
- Cross section of the cochlea.
- Cross section at avatar.com.au
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