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EtymologyEdit

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

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

cochlea f (genitive cochleae); first declension

  1. snail
  2. snail shell
  3. spiral

DeclensionEdit

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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