noun, plural coch·le·ae [kok-lee-ee, -lee-ahy, koh-klee-ee, ‐klee-ahy] /ˈkɒk liˌi, -liˌaɪ, ˈkoʊ kliˌi, ‐kliˌaɪ/, coch·le·as. Anatomy.
Origin of cochlea
Examples from the Web for cochlea
To destroy the cochlear nerve, the whole of the cochlea should be removed.
Cochleatus is from cochlea, a snail, from resembling its shell.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
The lower part of the labyrinth is coiled like a snail shell, and is called the cochlea.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
It consists essentially of modified ephithelial cells floated upon the auditory epithelium, or basilar membrane, of the cochlea.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
My cochlea struck twelve noon and a HUD appeared with my weekly backup reminder.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom|Cory Doctorow