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noun Anatomy.

either one of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the organs of hearing and from the semicircular canals to the brain.

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Also called acoustic nerve.

Origin of auditory nerve

First recorded in 1715–25
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Medical definitions for auditory nerve

auditory nerve

n.

cochlear nerve
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Scientific definitions for auditory nerve

auditory nerve

Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves that carries sensory impulses from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve transmits information related to sound and balance.
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Cultural definitions for auditory nerve

auditory nerve

The nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. One of its two branches carries the sensation of sound to the brain; the other is involved in maintaining balance.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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