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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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cochlea

Part of the inner ear concerned with hearing: a canal coiled like a snail’s shell and linked to the acoustic nerve.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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cochlea

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

[ˈkɒkliə] nlimaçon m, cochlée f
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cochlea

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

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

n (pl -leae) cóclea
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The cochleae were isolated immediately after euthanasia.
Closer examination showed that their cochleae (the part of the ear where sound is converted to nerve impulses) was damaged and there was a loss of outer hair cells.
The cochleae of P3-P14 animals were collected after ABR measurements and were fixed for 2 h in glutaraldehyde (3% in PBS).
(10.) Sennaroglu L, Saatci I, Unpartitioned versus incompletely partitioned cochleae: radiologic differentiation.
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that the mechanical damage and biochemical signaling pathways inducing apoptotic cell death are two main signaling pathways causing cochleae damage following noise stimulation.
No endogenous peaks coinciding with the retention time of ADAC were observed in blank plasma (n = 5), homogenised rat cochlea (n = 6 cochleae from 3 animals), and perilymph samples (n = 5) from untreated animals.
A total of 458 artificial cochleae have been implanted to date, which together with other significant procedures successfully performed at our Clinical Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery led to our Department being appointed Referral Center for Hearing Loss and Deafness Surgery of the Ministry of Health, Republic of Croatia, as one of the largest centers for artificial cochlea implants in Europe.
Characterization of proliferating cells from newborn mouse cochleae. Neuroreport 2006; 17: 767-771, doi: 10.1097/01.
Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed cystic cochleae with dilated vestibules bilaterally.
However, there is a risk of tumor growth associated with transplanting iPS cells into mouse cochleae.
A computed tomography scan revealed damage to the cochleae. PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM The damage to the patient's cochleae was caused by untreated meningitis.
Immediately after CAP measurements, rats were decapitated and the cochleae harvested.