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coch·le·a

 (kŏk′lē-ə, kō′klē-ə)
n. pl. coch·le·ae (-lē-ē′, -lē-ī′) also coch·le·as
A spiral-shaped cavity of the inner ear that resembles a snail shell and contains nerve endings essential for hearing.

[Latin, snail shell, from Greek kokhliās, snail, from kokhlos, land snail.]

coch′le·ar adj.

cochlea

(ˈkɒklɪə)
n, pl -leae (-lɪˌiː)
(Anatomy) the spiral tube, shaped like a snail's shell, that forms part of the internal ear, converting sound vibrations into nerve impulses
[C16: from Latin: snail, spiral, from Greek kokhlias; probably related to Greek konkhē conch]
ˈcochlear adj

coch•le•a

(ˈkɒk li ə, ˈkoʊ kli ə)

n.
pl. coch•le•ae (ˈkɒk liˌi, -liˌaɪ, ˈkoʊ kliˌi, -kliˌaɪ)
coch•le•as.
the fluid-filled, spiral-shaped part of the inner ear in mammals.
[1530–40; < Latin < Greek kochlíās snail (with spiral shell), screw, probably akin to kónchē conch]
coch′le•ar, adj.

coch·le·a

(kŏk′lē-ə)
A spiral tube of the inner ear that looks like a snail shell and contains the nerve endings necessary for hearing.

cochlea

Part of the inner ear concerned with hearing: a canal coiled like a snail’s shell and linked to the acoustic nerve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cochlea - the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corticochlea - 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
tube-shaped structure, tube - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
basilar membrane - a membrane in the cochlea that supports the organ of Corti
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
modiolus - the central conical bony pillar of the cochlea
organ of Corti - the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves
Translations
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cochlea

[ˈkɒklɪə] N (cochleae (pl)) [ˈkɒklɪiː]cóclea f, caracol m óseo

cochlea

[ˈkɒkliə] nlimaçon m, cochlée f

cochlea

[ˈkɒklɪə] n (cochleae (pl)) [ˈkɒklɪˌiː] (Anat) → coclea

coch·lea

n. cóclea, parte del oído interno en forma de caracol.

cochlea

n (pl -leae) cóclea
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