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auditory nerve

noun

Definition of AUDITORY NERVE

:  either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves connecting the inner ear with the brain and transmitting impulses concerned with hearing and balance — see ear illustration

First Known Use of AUDITORY NERVE

1713

auditory nerve

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AUDITORY NERVE

:  either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves connecting the inner ear with the brain, transmitting impulses concerned with hearing and balance, and composed of the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve—called also acoustic nerve, auditory, eighth cranial nerve, vestibulocochlear nerve

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