Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An ancient Roman and Greek medicinal measure, equal to a spoonful.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the cochlea.

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  • adjective anatomy Of or pertaining to the cochlea.

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  • adjective of or relating to the cochlea of the ear

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Examples

  • In his hearing and speech lab at UCI, Zeng has made advances in cochlear implant development, discovering that enhancing the detection of frequency modulation (FM) significantly boosts the performance of many hearing aids devices by increasing tonal recognition, which is essential to hearing music and understanding certain spoken languages like Mandarin.

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  • Such loss may involve damage to inner ear cells called cochlear fibrocytes, which are fundamental to inner ear function.

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  • When Sophie was four years old we were told about a new Australian invention called the cochlear implant or bionic ear.

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  • When Sophie was four years old we were told about a new Australian invention called the cochlear implant or bionic ear.

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  • In children left deaf by the disease, the cochlea tends to harden into bone over time, making it difficult to install an electronic hearing device known as a cochlear implant, Tan and Young explained.

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  • Ghahramani said those working in the area of neural prosthetics are encouraged by the success of technology such as cochlear implants, which help the hearing impaired by applying electrical stimulation in the auditory system.

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  • The claims of reliability and effectiveness of devices such as cochlear implants are highly questionable.

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  • They add that the mingling biological components in electronic circuits could enhance biosensing and diagnostic tools, advance neural prosthetics such as cochlear implants, and could even increase the efficiency of future computers.

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  • What, you mean like a fleshy cone like structure surrounding a biological tube at the bottom of which is an organ known as a "cochlear"?

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  • Ghahramani said those working in the area of neural prosthetics are encouraged by the success of technology such as cochlear implants, which help the hearing impaired by applying electrical stimulation in the auditory system.

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