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1. cochlea

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.

Synonyms

  • modiolus
  • internal ear
  • labyrinth
  • organ of Corti
  • tube-shaped structure
  • basilar membrane
  • tube

Antonyms

  • cathode
  • anode
  • walk

Etymology

  • cochlea (Latin)
  • κοχλίας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Cochlea

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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.

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