organ of corti

or·gan of Cor·ti
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-guh n uhv, ov kawr-tee]
    • /ˈɔr gən ʌv, ɒv ˈkɔr ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-guh n uhv, ov kawr-tee]
    • /ˈɔr gən ʌv, ɒv ˈkɔr ti/

Definitions of organ of corti words

  • noun organ of corti Anatomy, Zoology. a structure in the cochlea of a mammal, consisting of hair cells that serve as receptors for auditory stimuli. 1
  • noun organ of corti the sense organ of the cochlea by which sounds are converted into nerve impulses 0
  • noun organ of corti the spiral structure inside the cochlea of the inner ear, containing the hair cells that are sensitive to sound waves 0

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Origin of organ of corti

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
1880-85; named after A Corti

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organ of corti popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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