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inner ear

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noun
  1. internal ear.
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Origin of inner ear

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for inner ear

inner ear

noun
  1. another name for internal ear, labyrinth
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inner ear in Medicine

inner ear

n.
  1. The portion of the ear within the temporal bone that is involved in hearing and balance and includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea.internal ear labyrinth
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inner ear in Science

inner ear

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  1. The innermost part of the ear in many vertebrate animals, consisting of the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the vestibule. Sound vibrations are transmitted from the cochlea of the inner ear to the brain by the auditory nerve. The semicircular canals and the vestibule are the body's organs of balance. See more at ear1.
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inner ear in Culture

inner ear

The part of the ear, located deep within the skull, where sound vibrations are converted to electrical signals and sent to the brain via the auditory nerve to produce the sensation of hearing. Organs related to balance are also located in the inner ear.

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