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Noun: semicircular canal  ,se-mi'surk-yu-lu(r) ku'nal
  1. One of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium

Derived forms: semicircular canals

Type of: receptor, sense organ, sensory receptor

Part of: inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth, vestibular apparatus, vestibular system

Encyclopedia: Semicircular canal