auditory nerve(redirected from 8th Cranial Nerve)
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auditory nerve[′ȯd·ə‚tōr·ē ′nərv]
The eighth cranial nerve in vertebrates; either of a pair of sensory nerves composed of two sets of nerve fibers, the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve. Also known as acoustic nerve; vestibulocochlear nerve.
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