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organ of Corti

[kawr-tee] /ˈkɔr ti/
Anatomy, Zoology. a structure in the cochlea of a mammal, consisting of hair cells that serve as receptors for auditory stimuli.
Origin of organ of Corti
1880-85; named after A Corti Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for organ of Corti

organ of Corti

the sense organ of the cochlea by which sounds are converted into nerve impulses
Word Origin
named after Alfonso Corti (died 1876), Italian anatomist
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organ of Corti in Medicine

organ of Corti n.
See spiral organ.

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organ of Corti in Science
organ of Corti
A spiral-shaped organ on the inner surface of the cochlea containing sensory receptors called hair cells that convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses. The organ of Corti is named after its discoverer, Italian anatomist Alfonso Corti (1822-1888).
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