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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti.

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  • Within in the inner ear is a snail-shaped structure called the cochlea, which is filled with fluid and lined with cells called hair cells.
  • The lower half of the cochlea is the tympanic canal.
  • The cochlea, which is a part of the auditory nerve, has the body's greatest concentration of zinc.
  • (The cochlea is the structure in the ear where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses.) for more
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