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Cochlear vs. Cochlea

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Cochlearadjective

Of or pertaining to the cochlea.

Cochleanoun

(anatomy) The complex, spirally coiled, tapered cavity of the inner ear of higher vertebrates, which contains the organ of Corti and in which sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses.

Cochlearadjective

Of or pertaining to the cochlea.

Cochleanoun

A spiral-shaped shell, especially that of a snail.

Cochlearadjective

of or relating to the cochlea of the ear;

‘cochlear implant’;

Cochleanoun

An appendage of the labyrinth of the internal ear, which is elongated and coiled into a spiral in mammals. See Ear.

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Cochleanoun

the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the Organ of Corti

Cochlea

The cochlea is the part of the inner ear involved in hearing. It is a spiral-shaped cavity in the bony labyrinth, in humans making 2.75 turns around its axis, the modiolus.

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