Definition of Organ of corti

1. Noun. The hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves.

Terms within: Hair Cell
Generic synonyms: Organ Of Hearing
Group relationships: Cochlea



Medical Definition of Organ of corti

1. The organ that contains the special sensory receptors for hearing. It is composed of a series of epithelial structures placed upon the inner part of the basilar membrane. (12 Dec 1998)

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organ of corti (current term)
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Literary usage of Organ of corti

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Organ of Corti.1—This organ (Fig. 464) is situated upon the inner part of the membrana basilaris, ... Section through the organ of Corti. Magnified. ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"Near the tympanic lip, beneath what we shall speak of as the " tunnel" of the organ of Corti, a blood vessel, lying apparently in the midst of the ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1892)
"This is especially true of the innermost four or five rows of the organ of Corti. For in these innermost rows the cells are more like those of the organ of ..."

4. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"This would lead us to the conception that both in the organ of Corti and in the macula and crista, the vibrations reach the bodies of the hair-cells in some ..."

5. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"Some writers have even ; in certain parts of the organ of Corti, an apparatus for damping the vibration of the fibres after the cessation of the sound, ..."

6. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The organ of Corti is an elaboration of the ectodermal epithelium which covers the basilar membrane (see Figs. 7 and 8). Rising up from the basilar membrane ..."

7. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The organ of Corti is an elaboration of the ectodermal epithelium which covers the basilar membrane (see Figs. 7 and 8). Rising up from the basilar membrane ..."

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