internal ear

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noun

the inner portion of the ear, involved in hearing and balance, consisting of a bony labyrinth that is composed of a vestibule, semicircular canals, and a cochlea and that encloses a membranous labyrinth.Compare ear1(def 1).
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British Dictionary definitions for internal ear

internal ear


noun

the part of the ear that consists of the cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canalsAlso called: inner ear, labyrinth
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Medicine definitions for internal ear

internal ear


n.

inner ear
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