vestibulocochlear nerve

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vestibulocochlear nerve (vɛˌstɪbjʊːlə ˈkɒklɪə)
 
n
Formerly called: acoustic nerve either one of the eight pairs of cranial nerves that supply the cochlea and semicircular canals of the internal ear and contribute to the sense of hearing

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vestibulocochlear nerve n.
A composite sensory nerve that emerges from the brainstem at the cerebellopontine angle, innervates the receptor cells of the membranous labyrinth, and consists of two major anatomically and functionally distinct components: the vestibular nerve and the cochlear nerve. Also called acoustic nerve, eighth cranial nerve.

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vestibulocochlear nerve

nerve in the human ear, serving the organs of equilibrium and of hearing. It consists of two anatomically and functionally distinct parts: the cochlear nerve, distributed to the hearing organ, and the vestibular nerve, distributed to the organ of equilibrium

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