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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the cochlea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the cochlea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, of or relating to the cochlea in any way: as, the cochlear nerve, cochlear canal, etc.
  • Spoon-shaped: specifically, in botany, applied to a form of imbricative estivation in which one piece is exterior, larger than the others, and bowl-shaped, as in the aconite.
  • n. A spoon; in the orthodox Greek and other Oriental churches, the eucharistic spoon in which the consecrated elements are administered together to communicants. Also called labis. See intinction, spoon, colatorium, and labis.
  • n. An ancient Roman and Greek medicinal measure, equal to a spoonful.

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  • adj. of or relating to the cochlea of the ear


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