organ of Corti

[ awr-guhnuhv kawr-tee ]
/ ˈɔr gən əv ˈkɔr ti /
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Anatomy, Zoology. a structure in the cochlea of a mammal, consisting of hair cells that serve as receptors for auditory stimuli.
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Origin of organ of Corti

1880–85; named after A. Corti
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British Dictionary definitions for organ of Corti

organ of Corti
/ (ˈkɔːtɪ) /

the sense organ of the cochlea by which sounds are converted into nerve impulses

Word Origin for organ of Corti

named after Alfonso Corti (died 1876), Italian anatomist
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Scientific definitions for organ of Corti

organ of Corti
[ kôrtē ]

A spiral-shaped organ on the inner surface of the cochlea containing sensory receptors called hair cells that convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses. The organ of Corti is named after its discoverer, Italian anatomist Alfonso Corti (1822-1888).
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