Cochlea Definition

kŏklē-ə, kōklē-ə
cochleae, cochleas
noun
The spiral-shaped part of the inner ear, containing the cochlear nerve endings.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Cochlea

Noun

Singular:
cochlea
Plural:
cochleae, cochleas

Origin of Cochlea

  • Latin snail shell from Greek kokhliās snail from kokhlos land snail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cochlea (“snail”), from Ancient Greek κοχλίας (kokhlias, “spiral, snail shell”).

    From Wiktionary

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