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Auditory nerve

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.
Historical Examples

It is from this sensitive spot that the auditory nerve carries the sound to the brain.
A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson

This membrane then will have some connection with an auditory nerve.
The Insect World Louis Figuier

Just as if we should be unable to see if deprived of the optic nerve, or to hear if deprived of the auditory nerve.
The Universe a Vast Electric Organism George Woodward Warder

That voice was for him alone, directly on the auditory nerve.
Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace

It will produce a congestion of the ear and irritation of the auditory nerve.
Health, Happiness, and Longevity Louis Philippe McCarty

Without the auditory nerve and brain there would be no sound.
The Universe a Vast Electric Organism George Woodward Warder

Into this fluid project E E E, the terminations of the auditory nerve, leading to the brain.
How it Works Archibald Williams

In another natural organisation the optic nerve and the auditory nerve form quite different organs.
Lumen Camille Flammarion

We hear sound under like appliances stimulating the auditory nerve.
The Philosophy of Natural Theology William Jackson

Someone was making use of the machine to actuate the auditory nerve directly.
Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace

auditory nerve n.
See cochlear nerve.
auditory nerve
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves that carries sensory impulses from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve transmits information related to sound and balance.

The nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. One of its two branches carries the sensation of sound to the brain; the other is involved in maintaining balance.


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