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Medical Term:

cochlear area


the area inferior to the transverse crest of the fundus of the internal acoustic meatus through which the filaments of the cochlear nerve pass to enter the cochlea; forms the base of the conic modiolus about which the cochlear canal spirals.

See: base of modiolus of cochlea

Synonym(s): area cochleaeTA

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