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Internal acoustic opening

Definition

noun

A foramen of the internal acoustic meatus that opens to the inside of the cranial cavity near the center of the posterior surface of the temporal bone.


Supplement

It is where the vestibulocochlear nerve gains access to the central nervous system to relay information from the inner ear (to the brain).


Also called: porus acusticus internus

See also: internal acoustic meatus


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