Cochlea - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkoʊkliə|  American pronunciation of the word cochlea
Brit.  |ˈkɒklɪə|  British pronunciation of the word cochlea

noun

- 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

Examples

the basilar membrane of the cochlea

Word forms

noun
singular: cochlea
plural: cochleas or cochleae
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