Definition of organ of Corti in English:

organ of Corti

Syllabification: or·gan of Cor·ti
Pronunciation: /ˌôrgən əv ˈkôrtē


  • A structure in the cochlea of the inner ear that produces nerve impulses in response to sound vibrations.
    More example sentences
    • In man, the cochlea and the organ of Corti follow a spiral course of two and one half turns.
    • The micromechanics of the organ of Corti and the tectorial membrane is then analyzed by our new method.
    • A cochlear implant takes the place of the damaged organ of Corti and stimulates the spiral ganglion cells directly.


late 19th century: named after Alfonso Corti (1822–76), Italian anatomist.

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