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Vestibule of the ear

Definition

noun

The central part of the inner ear, situated medial to the tympanic cavity, behind the cochlea, and in front of the semicircular canals.


Supplement

The vestibule of the ear is one of the two major parts of the vestibular apparatus, the other being the semicircular canals.


Word origin: from the Latin vestibulum, literally an entrance hall.

See also: vestibular apparatus


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