semicircular canal

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semicircular canal

n.
Any of three tubular and looped structures of the inner ear, together functioning in maintenance of the sense of balance in the body.

semicircular canal

n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of the three looped fluid-filled membranous tubes, at right angles to one another, that comprise the labyrinth of the ear: concerned with the sense of orientation and equilibrium

semicir′cular canal′


n.
any of the three curved tubular canals in the inner ear, associated with the sense of equilibrium.

sem·i·cir·cu·lar canal

(sĕm′ĭ-sûr′kyə-lər)
Any of the three looped tubes of the inner ear that together work to maintain the sense of balance of the body.
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Noun1.semicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one anothersemicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
vestibular apparatus, vestibular system - organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium
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semicircular canal

n canal mor conducto semicircular
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