vestibular sense


: a complex sense concerned with the perception of bodily position and motion, mediated by end organs in the vestibular system, and stimulated by alterations in the pull of gravity and by head movements

called also labyrinthine sense

Dictionary Entries Near vestibular sense

Cite this Entry

“Vestibular sense.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!