Meaning of “cochlea” in the English Dictionary

"cochlea" in British English

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cochleanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒk.li.ə/ us /ˈkɑːk.li.ə/ plural cochleae uk /-iː/ us cochleas specialized
cochlear
adj /ˈkɑːk.li.ɚ/ /ˈkɒk.li.ər/

Examples from literature

  • From one side of this vestibule, or central hall, the three semicircular canals pass off, and from the other side, the cochlea. 
  • Here, also, sound is collected and retained by the mastoid cells and cochlea. 
  • There is no cochlea as in the mammalian ear. 

(Definition of “cochlea” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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