The organ of Corti (or spiral organ) is the organ in the inner ear of mammals that contains auditory sensory cells, or 'hair cells.' [WP,unvetted]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_of_Corti ]

Synonyms: spiral organ organum spirale cochlear spiral organ spiral organ of Corti

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Cochlea-crosssection.svg
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dubious for taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_8292
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_8457

has related synonym

Corti's organ
auditory papilla
papilla basilaris
basilar papilla
auditory papillae
organ of Corti

homology notes

The auditory hair cells in tetrapods are located in the inner ear in a structure known as the basilar papilla. In mammals this structure (along with some related structure) is called the organ of Corti.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0002227

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_40674

taxon notes

in basal early lizards, organized into 3 tonotopically organized areas, the outer areas lack a tectorial membrane[ISBN:9780387714691]