An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance; as, the Egyptian and Cretan labyrinths.
Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden, having high hedges separating confusingly convoluted passages.
Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.
The internal ear. See Note under Ear.
A series of canals through which a stream of water is directed for suspending, carrying off, and depositing at different distances, the ground ore of a metal.
A pattern or design representing a maze, -- often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.
Greek labyrinthos = maze, adjective - labyrinthine.
A collective term for the cochlea, semicircular canals, and otolith organs in the inner ear.
The internal ear, comprising the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea.
A maze of passageways; the structures of the inner ear.
building with intricate passages where the legendary King Minos of Crete kept the monster Minotaur captive
The inner layers of the placenta in rodents.
The passage of life
is the cavity inside the skull, containing both the organ for hearing, the cochlea, and the vestibular system.
The inner ear, which contains the cochlea - the hearing organ - and the vestibular organs - the organs of balance.
an intricate communicating passageway, especially in the internal ear
inner ear system of fluid-filled passages which provides the sense of balance (semicircular canals, vestibule). Named by analogy with the Greek mythology maze that imprisoned the Minotaur.
complex system of chambers and passageways of the inner ear; includes both the hearing and balance portions of the inner ear.
is made up of the utricle and sacculus and together with the semicircular canals forms the peripheral vestibular system of the inner ear
A network of interconnected passages, usually meant to be a challenge to navigate from start to end. Today this most often means a unicursal Maze which can be used as a tool for meditation and spiritual growth. (There are exceptions, e.g. the Labyrinth from Greek mythology and the Labyrinth in the movie of the same name were both non-unicursal Maze puzzles.) Comes from the Greek word Labrys meaning a double headed axe. See also Maze.
The term that refers to the inner ear. It is several fluid-filled cavities within the temporal bone. The labyrinth consists of the cochlea, vestibule, and three semicircular canals. Hair cells called the organs of Corti line the inner ear. These hair cells change the sound vibrations to electrical impulses and send the impulses to the brain via the vestibulocochlear nerve.
another name for the part of the inner ear that is part of the balance system, the vestibular apparatus. The labyrinth is a system of fluid passages in the inner ear, made up of the vestibular system and the auditory system.
a kind of maze that has only one way into and out of the heart of the maze and no blind-alleys
a maze like structure
a maze or anything that is intricate and complex like a maze
a maze to us because of the story of the Minotaur
a medieval spiritual and meditation tool that was developed as part of the tradition of pilgrimage
an ancient tool for spiritual reflection that is finding new interest today
an intricate structure of winding passages that is hard to follow without losing one's way
a species of structure full of intricate passages and windings, so that when once entered it is next to impossible for an individual to extricate himself without a guide
a tool that accesses the intuitive, creative modes of thinking, whereas a maze focuses on linear, logical, rational problem-solving
a type of maze and is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
The labyrinth is the system of cavities and tubes that comprises the inner ear of vertebrates. It consists of a system of membranous structures housed in a bony cavity.
The internal ear, made up of the vestibule, cochlea, and canals.
The inner ear, named because of the maze of connection pathways in the bony housing of this part of the ear. The inner ear consists of canals in the bone and fluid filled sacs within the canals.
organ of balance located in the inner ear. The labyrinth consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule.
The name comes from the maze of passages where, in Greek mythogy, Theseus had to escape from the Minotaur. In gardens it network of paths designed as a puzzle to entertain visitors. Example 1
The internal ear, comprising the semi-circular canals, vestibule and cochlea.
You will need to untangle a problem if you dream of getting lost in a labyrinth. If there are beasts in the maze it means difficulties will be put directly in your way.
The hollowed-out area of the skull's temporal bone that contains the cochlea and parts of the balance system.
An intricate set of passages, in a building or garden. In earlier times, the labyrinth was used as means of spiritual searching. An individual would enter a garden of tall box-shrubs and walk the labyrinth, presumably learning about their own nature and personality as they succeed and fail throughout the passage ways.
The inner ear, consisting of the vestibule, the cochlea, the semicircular canals or bony labyrinth.
A symbolic maze which for our purposes applies to the intricate symmetrical diagrams found on Cathedral floors.
See inner ear.
Portion of the inner ear responsible for balance.
The system of interconnecting canals and cavities in the inner ear. Plays an important role in hearing and in balance.
A maze; the original (at the palace of Minos in Knossos) was the legendary home of the Minotaur
In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Gk. Î»Î±Î²ÏÏÎ¹Î½Î¸Î¿Ï‚ labyrinthos) was an elaborate structure constructed for King Minos of Crete and designed by the legendary artificer Daedalus to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and which was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had made the Labyrinth so cunningly that he himself could barely escape it after he built it.Penelope Reed Doob, The Idea of the Labyrinth: from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages, p 36, ISBN 0-8014-8000-0 Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a fateful thread to wind his way back again.