Definition of vestibular in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈstibyələr/
Pronunciation: /veˈstibyələr/


chiefly Anatomy
Relating to a vestibule, particularly that of the inner ear, or more generally to the sense of balance.
Example sentences
  • In patients with decompression sickness, the vestibular system, spinal cord and brain are affected by the formation of nitrogen bubbles.
  • The vestibular system of the inner ear influences our posture, our movements and the position of our body in space.
  • Certainly, when positive, vestibular function testing provides objective documentation of a patient's reported symptoms.

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Syllabification: ves·tib·u·lar

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