semicircular canal


noun Anatomy.

any of the three curved tubular canals in the labyrinth of the ear, associated with the sense of equilibrium.

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Origin of semicircular canal

First recorded in 1740–50
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British Dictionary definitions for semicircular canal

semicircular canal

noun

anatomy any of the three looped fluid-filled membranous tubes, at right angles to one another, that comprise the labyrinth of the ear: concerned with the sense of orientation and equilibrium
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Medical definitions for semicircular canal

semicircular canal
[ sĕm′ĭ-sûrkyə-lər ]

n.

Any of three bony tubes in the labyrinth of the ear within which the semicircular ducts are located.
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Scientific definitions for semicircular canal

semicircular canal
[ sĕm′ĭ-sûrkyə-lər ]

Any of the three looped tubes of the inner ear that together with the vestibules makes up the organs that maintain equilibrium in vertebrates.
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