cochlea

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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.
  2. A spiral-shaped shell, especially that of a snail.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cochlea f (genitive cochleae); first declension

  1. snail
  2. snail shell
  3. spiral

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cochlea cochleae
Genitive cochleae cochleārum
Dative cochleae cochleīs
Accusative cochleam cochleās
Ablative cochleā cochleīs
Vocative cochlea cochleae

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: còclea
  • English: cochlea
  • Italian: chiocciola, coclea

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