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Part of the auditory and vestibular systems, it detects sound and helps to maintain balance.  It is composed of three main parts:  the outer ear (pinna, ear canal, surface of ear drum), middle ear, and inner ear (cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canals).

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Related Words

cochlea ; inner ear ; middle ear ; semicircular canals ; vestibular system