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 cochlear
If you're born deaf, the debate about cochlear implants, children and deaf cultural rights will touch your life in some way.
To destroy the cochlear nerve, the whole of the cochlea should be removed.
These fibres of the trapezium come from the cochlear nucleus of the auditory nerve, and run up as the lateral fillet.
British Dictionary definitions for cochlear
noun plural -leae (-lɪˌiː)
Word Origin for cochlea
Word Origin and History for cochlear
"spiral cavity of the inner ear," 1680s, from Latin cochlea "snail shell," from Greek kokhlias "snail, screw," etc., from kokhlos "spiral shell," perhaps related to konkhos "mussel, conch."