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inner ear

noun

biology : the part of the ear that is located within your head and that controls hearing and balance

Full Definition of INNER EAR

:  the essential organ of hearing and equilibrium that is located in the temporal bone, is innervated by the auditory nerve, and includes the vestibule, the semicircular canals, and the cochlea

First Known Use of INNER EAR

1855
INNER EAR Defined for Kids

inner ear

noun

Definition of INNER EAR for Kids

:  the inner part of the ear that is located in a bony cavity and plays a key role in hearing and keeping the body properly balanced
Medical Dictionary

inner ear

noun

Medical Definition of INNER EAR

:  the essential part of the vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium that typically is located in the temporal bone, is innervated by the auditory nerve, and includes the vestibule, the semicircular canals, and the cochlea—called also internal ear

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