vestibulocochlear nerve

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vestibulocochlear nerve (ves-tib-yoo-loh-kok-li-er) n. the eighth cranial nerve (VIII), responsible for carrying sensory impulses from the inner ear to the brain. It has two branches (see cochlear nerve, vestibular nerve).

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