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Cochlea   /kˈɑkliə/   Listen
Cochlea

noun
(pl. cochleae, cochleas)
1.
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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Words linked to "Cochlea" :   basilar membrane, modiolus, tube, internal ear, inner ear, tube-shaped structure, organ of Corti, labyrinth



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