organ of Corti

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organ of Cor·ti

A specialized structure located on the inner surface of the basilar membrane of the cochlea containing hair cells that transmit sound vibrations to the nerve fibers.

[After Alfonso Corti (1822-1888), Italian anatomist.]

organ of Corti

(Anatomy) the sense organ of the cochlea by which sounds are converted into nerve impulses
[named after Alfonso Corti (died 1876), Italian anatomist]

or′gan of Cor′ti

(ˈkɔr ti)

a structure in the cochlea of the ear consisting of hair cells that serve as receptors for sound waves.
[1880–85; after Alfonso Corti (1822–76), Italian anatomist]
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Noun1.organ of Corti - the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves
hair cell - a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Corti
organ of hearing - the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
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 Corti