cochlear nucleus n.
Any of the nuclei that are located on the dorsal and lateral surface of the inferior cerebellar peduncle in the floor of the lateral recess of the rhomboid fossa, receive the incoming fibers of the cochlear part of the vestibulocochlear nerve, and are the major source of the lateral lemniscus or central auditory pathway.
[kok-lee-it, -eyt] /ˈkɒk li ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ adjective 1. shaped like a snail shell; spiral. /ˈkɒklɪˌeɪt; -lɪɪt/ adjective 1. (biology) shaped like a snail’s shell; spirally twisted
- Cochleopalpebral reflex
cochleopalpebral reflex coch·le·o·pal·pe·bral reflex (kŏk’lē-ō-pāl’pə-brə, -pāl-pē’-) n. A form of the wink reflex in which there is a contraction of the palpebral part of the orbicular muscle of the eye contracts when a sudden noise is made close to the ear; it is absent in labyrinthine disease involving total deafness. Also called startle reflex.
cochleovestibular coch·le·o·ves·tib·u·lar (kŏk’lē-ō-vě-stĭb’yə-lər, kō’klē-) adj. Relating to the cochlea and the vestibule of the ear.
Cochliomyia Coch·li·o·my·ia (kŏk’lē-ō-mī’yə) n. A genus of fleshflies whose larvae develop in decaying flesh or carrion or in wounds or sores.