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  • (anatomy) The complex, spirally coiled, tapered tube of the inner ear in which sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

||Coch"le*a (k&obreve;k"l&esl;*&adot;), n. [L., a snail, or snail shell, Gr. kochli`as a snail, fr. ko`chlos a shellfish with a spiral shell.] (Anat.) An appendage of the labyrinth of the internal ear, which is elongated and coiled into a spiral in mammals. See Ear.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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