Definition of Labyrinthine

1. Adjective. Relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear. "Labyrinthine deafness"

Partainyms: Labyrinth

2. Adjective. Resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity. "A labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths"
Exact synonyms: Labyrinthian, Mazy
Similar to: Complex
Derivative terms: Labyrinth, Maze

Definition of Labyrinthine

1. a. Pertaining to, or like, a labyrinth; labyrinthal.

Definition of Labyrinthine

1. Adjective. Physically resembling a labyrinth; with the qualities of a maze. ¹

2. Adjective. Twisting, convoluted, baffling, confusing, perplexing. ¹

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Definition of Labyrinthine

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Labyrinthine

1. Relating to any labyrinth. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labyrinthine

labyrinth seal
labyrinth supporting cells
labyrinthine (current term)
labyrinthine angiospasm
labyrinthine apoplexy
labyrinthine artery
labyrinthine fluids
labyrinthine nystagmus
labyrinthine placenta
labyrinthine reflexes
labyrinthine righting reflexes
labyrinthine sense
labyrinthine torticollis
labyrinthine vein
labyrinthine veins
labyrinthine vertigo
labyrinthine wall of middle ear

Literary usage of Labyrinthine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"It is difficult to explain the cause of the labyrinthine symptoms in cases of ... of interference with the labyrinthine function make their appearance. ..."

2. A Text-book of Experimental Psychology by Charles Samuel Myers (1909)
"The ond organs, subserving the development of labyrinthine sensations, are contained in ... But, strictly speaking, the labyrinthine sensations are likewise ..."

3. Principles and Practice of Modern Otology by John Finch Barnhill, Ernest deWolfe Wales (1911)
"This drug is believed to have an especial value when used in cases where there has been, in addition to the labyrinthine hyperemia, a serous effusion into ..."

4. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"important in that they supply the most clear-cut differential point between the labyrinthine lesions due to direct cranial injuries and those of »In- ..."

5. Brain Abscess: Its Surgical Pathology and Operative Technic by Wells Phillips Eagleton (1922)
"This process is generally associated with obliteration and absorption of the other semi-circular Closed empyema of the labyrinthine cavities frequently ..."

6. Manual of Diseases of the Ear: Including Those of the Nose and Throat in by Thomas Barr (1901)
"When Associated with labyrinthine Disturbance. In the class of cases supposed to be associated with labyrinthine disturbance, the facts yielded by tests ..."

7. Diseases of the Ear: A Text-book for Practitioners and Students of Medicine by Edward Bradford Dench (1909)
"labyrinthine EMBOLISM AND THROMBOSIS. ./Etiology.—The lodgment in one of the smaller vessels of the internal ear of an infectious embolus which may have ..."

8. Diseases of the ear in childhood: By Dr. Gustav Alexander, Tr. by Arthur J by Gustav Alexander, Arthur Joseph Bedell (1914)
"SPONTANEOUS labyrinthine NYSTAGMUS Pathological nystagmus, which occurs in certain ... In normal individuals there is no spontaneous labyrinthine nystagmus. ..."

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