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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.


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    cochlear nerve n. The cochlear part of the vestibulocochlear nerve peripheral to the cochlear root, composed of nerve processes with terminals on the four rows of hair cells and the bipolar neurons of the spiral ganglion. Also called auditory nerve.

  • Cochlear nucleus

    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 […]

  • Cochleate

    [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

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