cochleate

or coch·le·at·ed

[kok-lee-it, -eyt or kok-lee--ey-tid]

Origin of cochleate

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

cochleated (ˈkɒklɪˌeɪtɪd)

adjective
  1. biology shaped like a snail's shell; spirally twisted
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