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- The portion of the inner ear that changes the mechanical vibrations of the cochlear fluid into electrical signals. It is the frequency-analyzing portion of the auditory system.
- spirally coiled part of the inner ear, containing receptors for hearing
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- a fluid-filled coiled tube connecting the middle ear to the basilar membrane.
Source: The Brain: A Neuroscience Primer written by Richard F. Thompson, 3rd edition (User Submission)