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ORGAN OF HEARING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does organ of hearing mean? 

ORGAN OF HEARING (noun)
  The noun ORGAN OF HEARING has 1 sense:

1. the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound

  Familiarity information: ORGAN OF HEARING used as a noun is very rare.


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ORGAN OF HEARING (noun)


Sense 1organ of hearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("organ of hearing" is a kind of...):

receptor; sense organ; sensory receptor (an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "organ of hearing"):

organ of Corti (the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves)

Holonyms ("organ of hearing" is a part of...):

ear (the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium)


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