perilymph [per-i-limf] ExamplesWord Origin noun Anatomy.

  1. the fluid between the bony and membranous labyrinths of the ear.

Origin of perilymph First recorded in 1830–40; peri- + lymph 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.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • Perilymph, per′i-limf, n. the fluid which surrounds the membraneous labyrinth of the ear.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • Between the bony walls of the passages and the membranous bag inside is a thin, clear fluid, the perilymph.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • British Dictionary definitions for perilymph perilymph noun

    1. the fluid filling the space between the membranous and bony labyrinths of the internal ear

    perilymph in Medicine perilymph [pĕr′ə-lĭmf′] n.

    1. The fluid in the space between the membranous and bony labyrinths of the inner ear.

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