inner ear

noun

Definition of inner ear

  1. :  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

1855

First Known Use of inner ear

1855


INNER EAR Defined for English Language Learners

inner ear

noun

Definition of inner ear for English Language Learners

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


INNER EAR Defined for Kids

inner ear

noun

Definition of inner ear for Students

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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