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noun [countable] medical semicircular canal pronunciation in American English
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singularsemicircular canal
pluralsemicircular canals
  1. one of the three tubes in your inner ear that is shaped like half of a circle and is important for balance


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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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