TITLE

cochlea

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p440
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "cochlea" is presented. Cochlea refers to a winding cone-shaped tube forming a portion of the inner ear. It contains the organ of Corti, the receptor for hearing. The cochlea is coiled, resembling a snail shell, winding two and three quarters turns about a central bony axis, the modiolus. The term originated from the word "kokhlos" which means land snail.
ACCESSION #
21223515

 

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