Semicircular canals
Semicircular Sem`i*cir"cu*lar, a. Having the form of half of a circle. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Semicircular canals} (Anat.), certain canals of the inner ear. See under {Ear}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • semicircular canals — The two sets of three canals in the human ear, which are at right angles to each other. The set of semicircular canals acts to sense angular rotation about each of the three axes. Each of the canals is filled with fluid, and there is a flaplike… …   Aviation dictionary

  • semicircular canals — three tubes that form part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. They are concerned with balance and each canal registers movement in a different plane. At the base of each canal is a small swelling (an ampulla), which contains a crista. When… …   Medical dictionary

  • semicircular canals — n. three small canals of the inner ear filled with fluid that help to keep a person s balance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semicircular canals — three tubes that form part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. They are concerned with balance and each canal registers movement in a different plane. At the base of each canal is a small swelling (an ampulla), which contains a crista. When… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • semicircular canals — plural noun a system of three fluid filled bony channels in the inner ear, involved in sensing and maintaining balance …   English new terms dictionary

  • semicircular canals — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Каналы Полукружные (Semicircular Canals) — три дугообразно изогнутых костных канала, лежащих в трех взаимно перпендикулярных плоскостях. В костных полукружных каналах залегают трубочки перепончатые полукружные каналы, которые входят в состав органа равновесия внутреннего уха, причем… …   Медицинские термины

  • bony semicircular canals — canales semicirculares ossei …   Medical dictionary

  • membranous semicircular canals — ductus semicirculares …   Medical dictionary

  • Semicircular canal — Exterior of labyrinth …   Wikipedia

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