cochlea NOUN (pl. cochleae) the spiral cavity of the inner ear, containing an organ which produces nerve impulses in response to sound vibrations.
DERIVATIVES cochlear adjective.
ORIGIN Latin, 'snail shell or screw' , from Greek kokhlias.

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  • Cochlear — Cochlear, the adjective form of cochlea, may refer to: Cochlear implant, a sensory aid for the deaf Cochlear nuclei, the ventral cochlear nucleus and the dorsal (or lateral) cochlear nucleus Vestibular cochlear or Vestibulocochlear nerve, the… …   Wikipedia

  • COCHLEAR — species mensurae, de qua Salmas. ad Solin. p. 591. Qui de mensuris scribunt, concham aiunt tria cochlearia facere, nonaginta sex cochlearia sextarium implebant: ex Africano, καὶ ὁ ξέςτης ἄρα εἰς κοχλιάρια ἀναλύεται 96. Alias Cochlear, in escaria… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cochlear — Coch le*ar, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the cochlea. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cochlear — (lat.), 1) Löffel, dessen Stiel in eine Spitze auslief; vgl. Ligula; 2) löffelförmiges Werkzeug, die eßbaren Schnecken aus ihren Häusern zu ziehen; 3) Maß für Flüssiges, u. zwar C. majus (Ligula) = 1/4 Cyathus; C. minus (Cochlearium) = 1/10… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cochlear — Ein Cochlear ist eine Form eines römischen Löffels. Römische Löffel, oben: Cochlear Römische Löffel lassen sich in zwei Grundformen unterscheiden, die Ligula und das Cochlear. Das Cochlear ist durch einen geraden Stiel mit spitzem Ende… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cochlear — adjective of or relating to the cochlea of the ear cochlear implant • Pertains to noun: ↑cochlea …   Useful english dictionary

  • cochlear — adjective see cochlea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cochlear — See cochlea. * * * …   Universalium

  • cochlear — adjective Of or pertaining to the cochlea …   Wiktionary

  • cochlear — Relating to the cochlea. c. microphonic (kok′le ar mi kro fon′ik) bioelectric potentials produced by the hair cells of the organ of Corti in response to sound that faithfully represent the frequency and intensity of the acoustic stimulation. SYN …   Medical dictionary

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