The spiral-shaped part of the inner ear, containing the cochlear nerve endings.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Cochlea
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”).
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