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semicircular canal

noun, Anatomy
1.
any of the three curved tubular canals in the labyrinth of the ear, associated with the sense of equilibrium.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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British Dictionary definitions for semicircular canal

semicircular canal

noun
1.
(anatomy) any of the three looped fluid-filled membranous tubes, at right angles to one another, that comprise the labyrinth of the ear: concerned with the sense of orientation and equilibrium
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semicircular canal in Medicine

semicircular canal sem·i·cir·cu·lar canal (sěm'ĭ-sûr'kyə-lər)
n.
Any of three bony tubes in the labyrinth of the ear within which the semicircular ducts are located.

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semicircular canal in Science
semicircular canal
  (sěm'ĭ-sûr'kyə-lər)   
Any of the three looped tubes of the inner ear that together with the vestibules makes up the organs that maintain equilibrium in vertebrates.
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