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acoustic nerve

noun

auditory nerve

noun, Anatomy
1.
either one of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the organs of hearing and from the semicircular canals to the brain.
Also called acoustic nerve.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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British Dictionary definitions for acoustic-nerve

acoustic nerve

noun
1.
the former name for vestibulocochlear nerve
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acoustic-nerve in Medicine

acoustic nerve n.
See vestibulocochlear nerve.

auditory nerve n.
See cochlear nerve.

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acoustic-nerve in Science
auditory nerve  
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves that carries sensory impulses from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve transmits information related to sound and balance.
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acoustic-nerve in Culture

auditory nerve definition


The nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. One of its two branches carries the sensation of sound to the brain; the other is involved in maintaining balance.

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Encyclopedia Article for acoustic-nerve

acoustic 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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