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dadi5006
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:48:58 AM

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"the vestibular aqueduct may be absent or wide; some demostrate an aberrant course with a reversed angle."
Does the underlined words refer to form of vestibular aqueduct like its absence or width? or
Does the sentence mean the vestibular aqueduct may be absent or wide or in aberrant course with a reversed angle?
RuthP
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:40:19 AM

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YES!

"aberrant" = different, bad, wrong, away-from-normal (the prefix "ab" means "away")
"course" = path, or the actual physical layout of the vestibular aqueduct
"reversed angle" = is bent the opposite direction from where it normally (should) go
jmacann
Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:01:36 PM
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It keeps me wondering why you asked in the first place.
Shivanand
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 12:11:09 AM

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Thanks to dadi5006, we are getting to know various anatomical details of the Ear! Hope she(he?) is not pursuing a course in ENT Surgery! Just joking! Cheers!!

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥
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