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.
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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
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semicir′cular canal′


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

semicircular canal

n canal mor conducto semicircular
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