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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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
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Cochlea-crosssection.svg
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Cochlea-crosssection.png
dubious for taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_8457
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_8292
has exact synonym
  • spiral organ of Corti
  • cochlear spiral organ
  • spiral organ
  • organum spirale
has related synonym
  • auditory papillae
  • Corti's organ
  • auditory papilla
  • organ of Corti
  • papilla basilaris
  • basilar papilla
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]