Definition of Inner ear
1. Noun. A complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium.
Terms within: Neuroepithelium, Membranous Labyrinth, Bony Labyrinth, Osseous Labyrinth, Endolymph, Perilymph, Semicircular Canal, Cochlea, Artery Of The Labyrinth, Internal Auditory Artery, Labyrinthine Artery, Internal Auditory Vein, Labyrinthine Vein
Generic synonyms: Receptor, Sense Organ, Sensory Receptor
Group relationships: Auditory Apparatus
Definition of Inner ear
1. Noun. (anatomy) The portion of the ear located within the temporal bone which includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea and is responsible for hearing and balance. ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inner Ear
Literary usage of Inner ear
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The inner ear is a somewhat complicated cavity in the solid bone of the skull. ... This inner ear is separated from the middle ear not merely by the ..."
2. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1992)
"However, this condition is usually associated with inner ear or brain disease. ... When it is caused by inner ear dysfunction, it may be accompanied by ear ..."
3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"ON THE STRUCTURE OF THE inner ear IN TWO PRIMITIVE REPTILES. EC CASE. ... structure of the brain and the inner ear of one of the ..."
4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Beyond the oval window the inner ear is filled in all of its parts with lymphatic fluid. Sound vibrations, which are originally vibrations of air particles, ..."
5. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1900)
"inner ear. 783. SCHWALBE (Beitr. z. Phys., 1887; Zeit. f. wiss. Mik.r iv, 1, 1887, p. 90; Journ. Roy. Mic. Soc., 1887, p. 840).—Fix (cochlea of guinea-pig) ..."
6. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1913)
"AnaL, 1884, p. 225) recommends treatment for several days with 10 per cent, chloral hydrate solution ; the rods and cones are well preserved. inner ear. ..."
7. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"A chain of three movable bones (auditory ossicles) conducts the vibration of the tympanic membrane to the inner ear The malleus bone is directly attached to ..."