a spiral tube enclosed in the bony canal of the cochlea.
cochlear duct n.
A spiral membranous tube suspended within the cochlea, occupying the lower portion of the vestibular canal.
- Cochlear hair cell
cochlear hair cell n. A sensory cell in the spiral organ in synaptic contact with sensory as well as efferent fibers of the auditory nerve. Also called Corti’s cell.
noun 1. a device consisting of microelectrodes that deliver electrical stimuli directly to the auditory nerve when surgically implanted into the cochlea, enabling a person with sensorineural deafness to hear. /ˈkɒklɪə/ noun 1. a device that stimulates the acoustic nerve in the inner ear in order to produce some form of hearing in people who […]
- Cochlear joint
cochlear joint n. A form of hinge joint in which the opposing articular surfaces form part of a spiral and flexion is accompanied by a certain amount of lateral movement. Also called spiral joint.
- Cochlear labyrinth
cochlear labyrinth n. The part of the inner ear containing the spiral organ.