n. structurally, refers to a layer in the inner ear which separates the two fluid-filled tubes of the cochlea. Mechanically, its movement happens in a pattern called a Bekesy traveling wave. Essential to mammalian hearing, this property was first described by Hungarian-born, U.S.-based physicist Georg von Bekesy (1899-1972).

BASILAR MEMBRANE: "The basilar membrane serves to separate two inner ear fluids which are biochemically- and electrically-different: the endolymph and perilymph."
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