organ of Corti
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organ of Cor·ti(kôr′tē)
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.]
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organ of Corti(ˈkɔːtɪ)
(Anatomy) the sense organ of the cochlea by which sounds are converted into nerve impulses
[named after Alfonso Corti (died 1876), Italian anatomist]
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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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|Noun||1.||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
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