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vestibulocochlear nerve

/ (vɛˌstɪbjʊːlə ˈkɒklɪə) /


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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Nearby words

vestibule of nose, vestibule of vagina, vestibule school, vestibulo-, vestibulocochlear, vestibulocochlear nerve, vestibuloplasty, vestibulospinal reflex, vestibulotomy, vestibulum, vestige
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Medicine definitions for vestibulocochlear nerve

vestibulocochlear nerve


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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