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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The bony structure of the middle and inner ear of a vertebrate, containing the essential parts of the organ of hearing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The cavity in the skull in which the parts of the internal ear are lodged.

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  • noun anatomy The cavity in the skull in which the parts of the internal ear are located.

Etymologies

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oto-- +‎ + Ancient Greek skull.

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