organ of Corti

Anatomy, Zoology. a structure in the cochlea of a mammal, consisting of hair cells that serve as receptors for auditory stimuli.

1880–85; named after A Corti Unabridged
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organ of Corti (ˈkɔːtɪ)
the sense organ of the cochlea by which sounds are converted into nerve impulses
[named after Alfonso Corti (died 1876), Italian anatomist]

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Medical Dictionary

organ of Corti n.
See spiral organ.

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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).
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