vestibular

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adjective ves·tib·u·lar \ ve-ˈsti-byə-lər \

Definition of vestibular

1 :of, relating to, or functioning as a vestibule
2 :of, relating to, or affecting the perception of body position and movement
  • the vestibular system of the inner ear

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First Known Use of vestibular

circa 1839


Medical Dictionary

vestibular

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adjective ves·tib·u·lar \ ve-ˈstib-yə-lər \

medical Definition of vestibular

1 :of or relating to the vestibule of the inner ear, the vestibular system, the vestibular nerve, or the vestibular sense
  • vestibular impulses
2 :lying within or facing the vestibule of the mouth
  • the vestibular surface of a tooth

vestibularly

adverb

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