semicircular canal
noun Date: 1748 any of the loop-shaped tubular parts of the labyrinth of the ear that together constitute a sensory organ associated with the maintenance of bodily equilibrium — see ear illustration

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  • semicircular canal — n. any of the three loop shaped, tubular, fluid filled structures of the inner ear that serve to maintain balance in the organism: see EAR1 …   English World dictionary

  • semicircular canal — noun one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium • Hypernyms: ↑sense organ, ↑sensory receptor, ↑receptor • Part Holonyms: ↑inner ear, ↑internal ear, ↑labyrinth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • semicircular canal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms semicircular canal : singular semicircular canal plural semicircular canals medical one of the three tubes in your inner ear that is shaped like half of a circle and is important for balance …   English dictionary

  • semicircular canal — semi·cir·cu·lar canal .sər kyə lər n any of the loop shaped tubular parts of the labyrinth of the ear that together constitute a sensory organ associated with the maintenance of bodily equilibrium, that consist of an inner membranous canal of the …   Medical dictionary

  • semicircular canal — each of the three fluid filled sections of the ear canal that assist in maintaining balance and hearing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semicircular canal — semicir′cular canal′ n. anat. any of the three curved tubular canals in the inner ear, associated with the sense of equilibrium …   From formal English to slang

  • semicircular canal — Anat. any of the three curved tubular canals in the labyrinth of the ear, associated with the sense of equilibrium. See diag. under ear. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • semicircular canal — /sɛmiˌsɜkjələ kəˈnæl/ (say semee.serkyuhluh kuh nal) noun any of three curved tubular canals in the labyrinth of the ear, concerned with equilibrium …   Australian English dictionary

  • Horizontal semicircular canal — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = canalis semicircularis lateralis GraySubject = 232 GrayPage = 1049 Caption = Interior of right osseous labyrinth. MapPos = Cochlea System = Artery = stylomastoid artery MeshName = Semicircular+Canals… …   Wikipedia

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