Basilar membrane



a supporting membrane, especially the membrane that supports the organ of Corti in the ear and aids in translating sound vibrations into electrical signals.
Historical Examples

Each arch rests on the basilar membrane, and supports rows of cells having minute hair-like processes.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2 Various

basilar membrane: a thin membrane separating the cones and rods from the optic tract.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

It consists essentially of modified ephithelial cells floated upon the auditory epithelium, or basilar membrane, of the cochlea.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

Periopticon: a complex nerve structure back of the basilar membrane of the eye.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

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