Definition of inner ear in English:

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inner ear

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noun

The semicircular canals and cochlea, which form the organs of balance and hearing and are embedded in the temporal bone.
Example sentences
  • The unique semicircular canals of the inner ear continuously inform the brain of the head and body's position.
  • The pathology usually lies in the posterior semicircular canal of the inner ear.
  • In the cochlea in the inner ear, the vibrations are changed into electric signals that move along the nerves to the brain.

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