auditory nerve: Meaning and Definition of

au'ditory nerve"

Pronunciation: [key]
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  1. either one of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the organs of hearing and from the semicircular canals to the brain. Also called
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