Corti, Alfonso Giacomo Gaspare


Italian anatomist, 1822-1876.

canal of Corti

A longitudinal, triangular canal extending the length of the organ of Corti. Its walls are formed by the external and internal pillar cells.

Corti ganglion

A ganglion on the cochlear nerve.

organ of Corti

An elongated spiral structure running the length of the cochlea in the floor of the cochlear duct and resting on the basilar membrane. It contains hair cells that are stimulated by sound waves (the receptors for hearing).
SYN: SEE: organum spirale; SEE: spiral organ

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ORGAN OF CORTI ; SEE: Claudius' cell