cochleopalpebral reflex

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cochleopalpebral reflex coch·le·o·pal·pe·bral reflex (kŏk'lē-ō-pāl'pə-brə, -pāl-pē'-)
n.
A form of the wink reflex in which there is a contraction of the palpebral part of the orbicular muscle of the eye contracts when a sudden noise is made close to the ear; it is absent in labyrinthine disease involving total deafness. Also called startle reflex.

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