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cochlear nerve

 

Definition: the part of the vestibulocochlear nerve [CN VIII] peripheral to the cochlear root; composed of the central nerve processes of the bipolar neurons of the spiral ganglion, which have their peripheral processes on the four rows of neuroepithelial cells (hair cells) of the spiral organ.

Synonym(s): nervus cochlearisTA, auditory nerve, cochlear part of vestibulocochlear nerve, inferior part of vestibulocochlear nerve, pars cochlearis nervi vestibulocochlearis

See Also: cochlear root of cranial nerve VIII

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