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vestibulocochlear nerve

noun
  1. either one of the eight pairs of cranial nerves that supply the cochlea and semicircular canals of the internal ear and contribute to the sense of hearingFormerly called: acoustic nerve
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vestibulocochlear nerve in Medicine

vestibulocochlear nerve

n.
  1. A composite sensory nerve that emerges from the brainstem at the cerebellopontine angle, innervates the receptor cells of the membranous labyrinth, and consists of two major anatomically and functionally distinct components: the vestibular nerve and the cochlear nerve.acoustic nerve eighth cranial nerve
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