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inner ear

noun
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • The diagnoses range from inner ear diseases and brain tumors to schizophrenia and psychopathy.
  • But with repeated exposure comes more damage to the hair cells in the inner ear, which are key to good hearing.
  • What is unbearable, however, is after a few hours the disc design puts some decent strain on the inner ear.
  • But, our inner ear is filled with fluid, and this represents a problem.
  • Positional vertigo episodes are caused by an inner ear disorder that's treatable by manual maneuver of the head.
  • It was ultimate candor, it was the body's lingo, it was low tide in his inner ear.
  • Though he sounded it guiltily on his inner ear, he would not let the word reach his lips.
  • The loss of high-frequency hearing is rooted in the inner ear, which consists of a hollow tube curled up into a snail shape.
  • And as it turns out, melanin of the skin variety is indeed found in certain cells of the cochlea of the inner ear.
  • Its skull had an inner ear that resembled that of modern birds, suggesting that it had the coordination necessary for flight.
British Dictionary definitions for inner ear

inner ear

noun
1.
another name for internal ear, labyrinth
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inner ear in Medicine

inner ear n.
The portion of the ear within the temporal bone that is involved in hearing and balance and includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea. Also called internal ear, labyrinth.

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inner ear in Science
inner ear
  (ĭn'ər)   
The innermost part of the ear in many vertebrate animals, consisting of the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the vestibule. Sound vibrations are transmitted from the cochlea of the inner ear to the brain by the auditory nerve. The semicircular canals and the vestibule are the body's organs of balance. See more at ear1.
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inner ear in Culture

inner ear definition


The part of the ear, located deep within the skull, where sound vibrations are converted to electrical signals and sent to the brain via the auditory nerve to produce the sensation of hearing. Organs related to balance are also located in the inner ear.

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