organ of Cortiorgan of Cor·ti
the spiral structure inside the cochlea of the inner ear, containing the hair cells that are sensitive to sound waves
Origin of organ of Cortiafter A. Corti (1822-76), Italian anatomist
organ of Corti
A specialized structure located on the inner surface of the basilar membrane of the cochlea containing hair cells that transmit sound vibrations to the nerve fibers.
Origin of organ of CortiAfter Alfonso Corti (1822-1888), Italian anatomist
(plural organs of Corti)
Named after the Italian anatomist Alfonso Giacomo Gaspare Corti (1822-1876).