Definition of scala vestibuli in English:

scala vestibuli

noun

Anatomy
  • The upper bony passage of the cochlea.

    • ‘Vibrations of the oval window are transmitted to the perilymph in the scala vestibuli and across the vestibular membrane to the endolymph of the cochlear duct.’
    • ‘Since it is confluent with the perilymph around the rest of the vestibular apparatus, this compartment is called the scala vestibuli.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from Latin, literally ladder of the vestibule.

Pronunciation

scala vestibuli

/ˌskeɪlə vɛˈstɪbjʊli/