auditory system

noun
the sensory system for hearing
Hypernyms: ↑sensory system
Part Meronyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • auditory nerve — noun a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea • Syn: ↑acoustic nerve, ↑vestibulocochlear nerve, ↑nervus vestibulocochlearis, ↑eighth cranial nerve • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory modality — noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty his hearing was impaired • Syn: ↑hearing, ↑audition, ↑auditory sense, ↑sense of hearing • Derivationally related forms: ↑hear ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory sense — noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty his hearing was impaired • Syn: ↑hearing, ↑audition, ↑sense of hearing, ↑auditory modality • Derivationally related forms: ↑hear ( …   Useful english dictionary

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