HyperDic: inner_ear

English > 1 sense of the expression inner ear:
NOUNbodyinner ear, internal ear, labyrintha complex system of interconnecting cavities
English > inner ear: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium.
Synonymsinternal ear, labyrinth
Part ofauditory apparatusAll of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
Partsbony labyrinth, osseous labyrinthcavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
cochleaThe snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
endolymphThe bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
labyrinthine artery, artery of the labyrinth, internal auditory arteryAn artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth
labyrinthine vein, internal auditory veinveins that drain the inner ear
membranous labyrinthThe sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea
neuroepitheliumepithelium associated with special sense organs and containing sensory nerve endings
perilymphThe bodily fluid that fills the space between the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
semicircular canalOne of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another
Broadersense organ, sensory receptor, receptorAn organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
Spanishlaberinto, oído interno
Catalanlaberint, orella interna

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