cochlea

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From Latin cochlea (snail), from Ancient Greek κοχλίας (kokhlías, spiral, snail shell).

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cochlea (plural cochleas or cochleae)

  1. (anatomy) The complex, spirally coiled, tapered cavity of the inner ear in which sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κοχλίας (kokhlías, spiral, snail shell).

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Noun[edit]

cochlea f (genitive cochleae); first declension

  1. snail
  2. snail shell
  3. spiral

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cochlea cochleae
genitive cochleae cochleārum
dative cochleae cochleīs
accusative cochleam cochleās
ablative cochleā cochleīs
vocative cochlea cochleae

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