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Definition of Labyrinth

Labyrinth: The maze of canals in the inner ear. The delicate membranous canals of the labyrinth are enclosed and protected by a bony chamber that is referred to as the bony labyrinth. The labyrinth is the portion of the ear that is responsible for sensing balance.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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