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
Related Words for cochlearcoiled, circling, rolled, wound, radial, circular, corkscrew, helical, helicoid, tortile, whorled
Examples from the Web for cochlear
Contemporary Examples of cochlear
If you're born deaf, the debate about cochlear implants, children and deaf cultural rights will touch your life in some way.This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth
December 23, 2013
Historical Examples of cochlear
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.
noun plural -leae (-lɪˌiː)
Word Origin for cochlea
"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."