wall

wall (wawl)

An investing part enclosing a cavity such as the chest or abdomen, or covering a cell or any anatomical unit. A wall, as of the chest, abdomen, or any hollow organ.paries [NA]; [L. vallum]
anterior w. of middle ear anterior w. of tympanic cavity
anterior w. of stomach the part of the gastric w. that faces the peritoneal cavity.paries anterior gastris [NA];
anterior w. of tympanic cavity it contains the carotid canal and the opening of the auditory tube.paries caroticus cavi tympani [NA], anterior w. of middle ear, carotid w. of middle ear;
anterior w. of vagina it is somewhat shorter than the posterior w. and at its upper end is penetrated by the cervix of the uterus.paries anterior vaginae [NA];
axial w.'s of the pulp chambers the w.'s parallel with the long axis of a tooth: the mesial, distal, buccal, and lingual w.'s.
carotid w. of middle ear anterior w. of tympanic cavity
cavity w. one of the surfaces bounding a cavity.
cell w. the outer layer or membrane of some animal and plant cells; in the latter it is mainly cellulose.
chest w. in respiratory physiology, the total system of structures outside the lungs that move as a part of breathing; it includes the rib cage, diaphragm, abdominal w., and abdominal contents.thoracic w;
enamel w. in dentistry, the part of the w. of a cavity consisting of enamel.
external w. of cochlear duct the w. that faces the outer side of the cochlea.paries externus ductus cochlearis [NA];
hollow w. seedy toe
inferior w. of orbit floor of orbit
inferior w. of tympanic cavity floor of tympanic cavity
jugular w. of middle ear floor of tympanic cavity
labyrinthine w. of middle ear medial w. of tympanic cavity
lateral w. of middle ear lateral w. of tympanic cavity
lateral w. of orbit a triangular w. of the orbit formed by the zygomatic bone, the greater wing of the sphenoid bone, and a small part of the frontal bone; posteriorly it is bounded by the superior and inferior orbital fissures.paries lateralis orbitae [NA];
lateral w. of tympanic cavity the wall formed mainly by the tympanic membrane.paries membranaceus cavi tympani [NA], lateral w. of middle ear, membranous w. of middle ear;
mastoid w. of middle ear posterior w. of tympanic cavity
medial w. of middle ear medial w. of tympanic cavity
medial w. of orbit the thin, rectangular w. of the orbit formed by the orbital plate of the ethmoid, lacrimal, frontal and a small part of the sphenoid bones; the fossa for the lacrimal sac lies at its anterior limit.paries medialis orbitae [NA];
medial w. of tympanic cavity a bony layer separating the middle from the internal ear or labyrinth; it contains the fenestra vestibuli and the fenestra cochleae.paries labyrinthicus cavi tympani [NA], labyrinthine w. of middle ear, medial w. of middle ear;
membranous w. of middle ear lateral w. of tympanic cavity
membranous w. of trachea the part of the tracheal w. posteriorly that is not reinforced by tracheal cartilages.paries membranaceus tracheae [NA];
w. of nail nail fold
parietal w. the body w. or the somatopleure from which it is formed.
posterior w. of middle ear posterior w. of tympanic cavity
posterior w. of stomach that part of the gastric w. that faces the omental bursa.paries posterior gastris [NA];
posterior w. of tympanic cavity it contains the opening into the mastoid antrum.paries mastoideus cavi tympani [NA], mastoid w. of middle ear, posterior w. of middle ear;
posterior w. of vagina it is longer than the anterior w. and has a low ridge in the midline throughout most of its length.paries posterior vaginae [NA];
pulpal w. 1. one of the w.'s of the pulp cavity; 2. the w. of a cavity preparation adjacent to the pulp space; e.g., mesial pulpal w.
splanchnic w. the w. of one of the viscera or the splanchnopleure from which it is formed.
superior w. of orbit roof of orbit
tegmental w. of middle ear roof of tympanic cavity
thoracic w. chest w
tympanic w. of cochlear duct the wall that separates the cochlear duct from the scala tympani; it consists of the osseous spiral lamina and the basilar membrane.paries tympanicus ductus cochlearis [NA], membrana spiralis [NA], spiral membrane;
vestibular w. of cochlear duct vestibular membrane

 

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