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inner ear

noun
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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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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