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the receptor organ of the vestibular portion of the eighth cranial nerve consisting of the three semicircular canals and the otolith, located within the petrous portion of the temporal bone of the cranium.
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vestibular apparatusThe system of semicircular canals, utricle and saccule in the inner ear, lying within the temporal bone, that provides the functions of hearing and balance.
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vestibular apparatusthat part of the inner ear which together with the COCHLEA forms the membranous labyrinth (see EAR).
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ves·ti·bu·lar ap·pa·ra·tus(ves-tibyū-lăr ap'ă-ratŭs)
Receptor organ of vestibular portion of eighth cranial nerve consisting of three semicircular canals and the otolith, located within petrous portion of temporal bone of cranium.
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