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organ of Corti n.
See spiral organ.
|organ of Corti (kôr'tē) Pronunciation Key
A spiral-shaped organ on the inner surface of the cochlea containing sensory receptors called hair cells that convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses. The organ of Corti is named after its discoverer, Italian anatomist Alfonso Corti (1822-1888).