auditory nerve(redirected from 8th Cranial Nerve)
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either of the pair of eighth cranial nerves, composed of sensory fibers that innervate the inner ear.
The nerve that carries sensory information for sound and balance from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve is a cranial nerve.
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|Noun||1.||auditory nerve - a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea|
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem