auditory apparatus


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Noun1.auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner earsauditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
apparatus - (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function; "the breathing apparatus"
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
external ear, outer ear - the part of the ear visible externally
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
otology - the branch of medicine concerned with the ear
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The swimbladder has, also, been worked in as an accessory to the auditory organs of certain fish, or, for I do not know which view is now generally held, a part of the auditory apparatus has been worked in as a complement to the swimbladder.
They know that the Sagoths have a spoken language, but they cannot comprehend it, or how it manifests itself, since they have no auditory apparatus. They believe that the motions of the lips alone convey the meaning.
There are certain drugs which have adverse effects on auditory apparatus. Precautions should be taken in minimizing their use.