|Definition (Myers):A coiled, bony, fluid-filled tube in the inner ear through which sound waves trigger nerve impulses. |
|Definition (alternative): The cochlea is the auditory portion of the inner ear. Its core component is the Organ of Corti, the sensory organ of hearing, which is distributed along the partition separating fluid chambers in the coiled tapered tube of the cochlea.*|
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Inner ear: the innermost part of the ear, containing the cochlea, semicircular canals, and vestibular sacs.
Place theory: in hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the cochlea's membrane is stimulated.
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