cochlea definition

  • noun:
    • A spiral-shaped cavity associated with the inner ear that resembles a snail shell possesses nerve endings required for hearing.
    • The complex, spirally coiled, tapered hole associated with the internal ear by which noise vibrations tend to be became nerve impulses.
    • An appendage of the labyrinth of interior ear, which is elongated and coiled into a spiral in animals. See ear.
    • A winding staircase.
    • In anatomy, an integral part of the internal ear in most vertebrated pets.
    • In botany, a closely coiled legume.
    • the snail-shaped pipe (in inner ear coiled across the modiolus) where sound vibrations tend to be became nerve impulses by the organ of Corti

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