Complex labyrinthine structure that comprises sensory endorgans specialized for vestibular, auditory, and acoustico-vestibular sensation. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_ear http://zfin.org/curator http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16217737 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • Complex labyrinthine structure that comprises sensory endorgans specialized for vestibular, auditory, and acoustico-vestibular sensation.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Gray923.png
external definition
  • The auditory (hearing) and vestibular (balance) organ of the fish, equivalent to the inner ear of amniotes. (See Anatomical Atlas entry for ear by T. Whitfield.)[TAO]
has exact synonym
  • inner ear
has related synonym
  • auris interna
  • otocyst
  • labyrinth
homology notes
  • The labyrinth, or inner ear, evolved very early in vertebrate history and, with many variations in configuration but none of basic design and function, has been retained by all vertebrates.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001846