HyperDic: labyrinth

English > 2 senses of the word labyrinth:
NOUNartifactlabyrinth, mazecomplex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
bodylabyrinth, inner ear, internal eara complex system of interconnecting cavities
labyrinth > pronunciation
Rhymesabsinthe ... plinth: 6 rhymes with ihnth...
English > labyrinth: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningComplex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost.
InstancesLabyrinth of MinosA vast labyrinth built in Crete by Daedalus at the command of Minos in order to contain the Minotaur
Broadersysteminstrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
Catalandèdal, laberint
Adjectiveslabyrinthianresembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
English > labyrinth: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium.
Synonymsinner ear, internal ear
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
Adjectiveslabyrinthinerelating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear

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