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Noun: acoustic nerve  u'koos-tik nurv
  1. A composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea
    - auditory nerve, vestibulocochlear nerve, nervus vestibulocochlearis, eighth cranial nerve

Derived forms: acoustic nerves

Type of: cranial nerve

Part of: auditory system

Encyclopedia: Acoustic nerve