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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: '(shell of) a snail', from Greek kochlias, from kochlos 'snail'; because of its shape

cochlea

noun
     
Related topics: Human
coch‧le‧a plural cochleas or cochleae [countable] technical
HBH a part of the inner ear

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