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eighth cranial nerve

eighth cranial nerve in Medicine

eighth cranial nerve n.
See vestibulocochlear nerve.

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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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