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either of the pair of eighth cranial nerves, composed of sensory fibers that innervate the inner ear.
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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
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