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Medical Term:

cochlear labyrinth

Definition

the portion of the membranous labyrinth concerned with the sense of hearing (vs. the vestibular labyrinth, which is concerned with the sense of equilibration) and innervated by the cochlear nerve; it is located within the cochlea of the bony labyrinth, and consists of the cochlear duct, which contains the spiral organ.

Synonym(s): labyrinthus cochlearisTA, organ of hearing

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