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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vestibular apparatus, vestibular system(noun)

    organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium


  1. Vestibular system

    The vestibular system, which contributes to balance in most mammals and to the sense of spatial orientation, is the sensory system that provides the leading contribution about movement and sense of balance. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the labyrinth of the inner ear in most mammals, situated in the vestibulum in the inner ear. As movements consist of rotations and translations, the vestibular system comprises two components: the semicircular canal system, which indicate rotational movements; and the otoliths, which indicate linear accelerations. The vestibular system sends signals primarily to the neural structures that control eye movements, and to the muscles that keep a creature upright. The projections to the former provide the anatomical basis of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, which is required for clear vision; and the projections to the muscles that control posture are necessary to keep a creature upright.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibular system in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibular system in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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