vestibular system

noun

Medical Definition of vestibular system

: a complex system of the inner ear that functions in mediating the vestibular sense and consists of the saccule, utricle, and semicircular canals

called also vestibular apparatus

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“Vestibular system.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vestibular%20system. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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