Cochleate meaning

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Shaped like a snail shell; spirally twisted.
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Shaped like the shell of a snail.
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Shaped like a snail shell; spirally twisted.
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Having the form of a snail's shell; spiral; turbinated.
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Origin of cochleate

  • Latin cochleātus from cochlea snail shell cochlea

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

  • Latin cochleatus (“spiral or screw-formed”). See cochlea.

    From Wiktionary