from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The portion of the ear located within the temporal bone that is involved in both hearing and balance and includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea. Also called internal ear, labyrinth.
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- n. The portion of the ear located within the temporal bone which includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea and is responsible for hearing and balance.
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- n. a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
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Her inner ear felt the hover-carrier take a left turn, slow down, then rumble across a bump in the magnetic grid.
It was soporific and pleasant, and it was interrupted by a voice in my inner ear that came with the clarity of a divine pronouncement, the remembrance of the gentle remark made at parting by my solicitor, Mr Arbuthnot senior.