[kok-lee-it, -eyt or kok-lee--ey-tid]
- shaped like a snail shell; spiral.
Origin of cochleate
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Cochleate: spirally twisted like a screw or a univalve shell.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Cochleate: Spiral or twisted like a snail shell (Fig. 141, a).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
The cavity containing the cartilage in Mya, fig. 71, is Cochleate.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
Embryo hooked, annular, or cochleate, the radicular end pointing downward.
- biology shaped like a snail's shell; spirally twisted