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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
another name for internal ear, labyrinth
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Scientific definitions for inner ear

inner ear
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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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Cultural definitions for inner ear

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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