cochleate definition

  • adjective:
    • Shaped like a snail layer; spirally turned.
    • getting the type of a snail's shell; spiral; turbinated.
    • Having the type of a snail shell; spiral; turbinated.
  • others:
    • obtaining the type of a snail's shell; cochleariform; spiral: utilized especially in entomology and botany, and applied in latter case to leaves, pods, seeds, etc. In addition cochlean, cochleary.

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