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 ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

definition

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].

depicted by

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dubious for taxon

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

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

has exact synonym

spiral organ

organum spirale

cochlear spiral organ

spiral organ of Corti

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]