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lab·y·rin·thine

(lab'i-rin'thīn),
Relating to any labyrinth or taking such form.

labyrinthine

[lab′ərin′thin]
Etymology: Gk, labyrinthos, maze
pertaining to or resembling a labyrinth or maze, such as the structure of the inner ear.

lab·y·rin·thine

(lab'i-rin'thēn)
Relating to any labyrinth.

labyrinthine

pertaining to or emanating from a labyrinth.

labyrinthine responses
include righting and placing reflexes and nystagmus.
labyrinthine righting reflex
the reflex which coordinates body movements so that a cat dropped from a height with its belly uppermost will rotate in flight so that its belly is closest to the ground.
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She discusses how the great white whale in Moby Dick represents the Minotaur, and their journey and the journey of the Pequod take on labyrinthine overtones, and how Childe Roland in Robert Browning's "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" wanders through a wasteland where meaning and religious certainties have become lost or ambiguous.
It is our interpretation that the hearing loss in our 2 patients can be explained by (1) an acute osmotic imbalance caused by hemodialysis or (2) an acute labyrinthine injury secondary to the introduction into the bloodstream of degraded product from an old cellulose acetate membrane in a hemodialyzer that had been in use for 15 years.
The exhibition functioned almost like an elaborate visual footnote to Steinweg's dense and difficult text, excerpts of which turned up throughout its labyrinthine displays.
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When HAL-3 was officially commissioned in April 1967, it began a fantastic five-year period of incredible, often highly dangerous missions against the Communist Viet Cong, who hid in the labyrinthine maze of the Delta and usually lived in the villages along the jungle waterways.
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The book, in addition to portraying Oppenheimer's own fascinating life, gives readers a good insight into the labyrinthine world of science and politics in the period.
This labyrinthine tale begins on a subway with its apparent protagonist seeing two little girls, who turn out to be ghosts.
It comes along with a bureaucracy so labyrinthine and inept that those subject to it pay thousands of additional dollars in lawyer fees and other expenses just trying to meet its demands.
The Renaissance dialogue (Erasmus, Castiglione, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne) may have error both as subject matter and as a model for its own labyrinthine proceeding (chap.
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Calling on his officials and the 190 member nations to help redraw priorities, Annan's report on UN reform prescribes streamlining various departments, simplifying labyrinthine procedures, firing or retraining staff and recruiting more skilled people.