cochleate

[ kok-lee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈkɒk li ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

adjective

shaped like a snail shell; spiral.

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Origin of cochleate

1825–35; <Latin cochleātus spiral, equivalent to cochle(a) cochlea + -ātus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for cochleate

cochleate

cochleated (ˈkɒklɪˌeɪtɪd)

/ (ˈkɒklɪˌeɪt, -lɪɪt) /

adjective

biology shaped like a snail's shell; spirally twisted
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