perilymph [per-i-limf] ExamplesWord Origin noun Anatomy.
- the fluid between the bony and membranous labyrinths of the ear.
Origin of perilymph First recorded in 1830–40;+ Related formsper·i·lym·phat·ic, adjective Examples from the Web for perilymph Historical Examples of perilymph
The fluid contained in the two scal, and in the remaining lymphatic cavities of the auditory labyrinth, is known as perilymph.
Francis Maitland Balfour
Perilymph, per′i-limf, n. the fluid which surrounds the membraneous labyrinth of the ear.
Between the bony walls of the passages and the membranous bag inside is a thin, clear fluid, the perilymph.
Albert F. Blaisdell
British Dictionary definitions for perilymph perilymph noun
- the fluid filling the space between the membranous and bony labyrinths of the internal ear
perilymph in Medicine perilymph [pĕr′ə-lĭmf′] n.
- The fluid in the space between the membranous and bony labyrinths of the inner ear.