cochleae cochleae

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Usage(s):

  • Medicine can do little to strengthen their damaged or aging middle-ear structures, but if their cochleae are sound and healthy, they can hear with the aid of bone-conducting .
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