\nˈɜːvəs ɐkˈʌstɪkəs], \nˈɜːvəs ɐkˈʌstɪkəs], \n_ˈɜː_v_ə_s ɐ_k_ˈʌ_s_t_ɪ_k_ə_s]\
Definitions of NERVUS ACUSTICUS
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Acoustic nerve, auditory nerve, portio mollis, 8th cranial nerve, the nerve of hearing; it has two roots, vestibular and cochlear, the former terminates in a ganglion close to the restiform body, the latter in three nuclei, but chiefly in the nucleus of Deiters in the lateral wall of the fourth ventricle; the radix vestibularis emerges from the brain between the olive and the restiform body, the radix cochlearis winds round the outer side of the restiform body; the two roots unite and pass through the internal acoustic meatus when the roots again separate to form the n. vestibuli and n. cochleae.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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