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biocon commented on the word plica mallearis anterior
Plica mallearis anterior is the anterior ligamentous band that makes a fold on the tympanic side of the tympanic membrane extending from each extremity of incisura tympanica to prominentia mallearis. The anterior fold, in combination with the posterior fold, marks the boundary between the tense and the flaccid portions of the tympanic membrane. Synonyms of plica mallearis: plica membranae tympani, Troltsch's fold.
The term plica mallearis anterior means anterior fold of the mallet or hammer (most external of the three bonelets of the middle ear of mammals).
August 26, 2011
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