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noun. ['ˈkɑːkliːə'] 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.
- internal ear
- organ of Corti
- tube-shaped structure
- basilar membrane
- cochlea (Latin)
- κοχλίας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Words that Rhyme with Cochlea
Example sentences of the word cochlea
1. Noun, singular or mass
The cochlea is the final organ in the ear canal that aids in hearing.