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))
Rhymes with Cochlea
How do you pronounce cochlea?
Pronounce cochlea as ˈkɑkliə.
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Sentences with cochlea
1. Noun, singular or mass
The cochlea is the final organ in the ear canal that aids in hearing.