Definition of semicircular canals in English:

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semicircular canals

plural noun

Three fluid-filled bony channels in the inner ear. They are situated at right angles to each other and provide information about orientation to the brain to help maintain balance.
Example sentences
  • The unique semicircular canals of the inner ear continuously inform the brain of the head and body's position.
  • Apart from the sound-processing faculty our ears also include the labyrinth, an intricate set of fluid-filled semicircular canals that provide information for our three-dimensional sense of equilibrium.
  • The pathology usually lies in the posterior semicircular canal of the inner ear.

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