auditory nerve
noun Date: 1713 either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves connecting the inner ear with the brain and transmitting impulses concerned with hearing and balance — see ear illustration

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  • auditory nerve — n either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves connecting the inner ear with the brain, transmitting impulses concerned with hearing and balance, and composed of the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve called also acoustic nerve, auditory,… …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory nerve — n. either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, which connect the ear with the brain and carry impulses relating to sound and balance …   English World dictionary

  • auditory nerve — noun a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea • Syn: ↑acoustic nerve, ↑vestibulocochlear nerve, ↑nervus vestibulocochlearis, ↑eighth cranial nerve • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory nerve — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms auditory nerve : singular auditory nerve plural auditory nerves medical a nerve in your ear that sends signals relating to hearing and balance from your inner ear to your brain …   English dictionary

  • auditory nerve — girdos nervas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. auditory nerve vok. Gehörnerv, n rus. слуховой нерв, m pranc. nerf auditif, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • auditory nerve — nerve responsible for sending sound messages to the brain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • auditory nerve — Anat. either one of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the organs of hearing and from the semicircular canals to the brain. Also called acoustic nerve. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • auditory nerve — see cochlear nerve …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • auditory nerve — au′ditory nerve n. anat. either of the pair of eighth cranial nerves, composed of sensory fibers that innervate the inner ear …   From formal English to slang

  • auditory nerve — /ˈɔdətri nɜv/ (say awduhtree nerv) noun the nerve which transmits the sensation of sound, running from the cochlea towards the brain …   Australian English dictionary

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