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semicircular canal


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of three tubular and looped structures of the inner ear, together functioning in maintenance of the sense of balance in the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium


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