organ of Corti love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specialized structure located on the inner surface of the basilar membrane of the cochlea containing hair cells that transmit sound vibrations to the nerve fibers.

Etymologies

After Alfonso Corti (1822-1888), Italian anatomist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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