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The upper part of the cochlear duct.
A similar structure, shaped like a flask, that is a hearing organ in some vertebrates.
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the terminal part of the cochlea in birds and most reptiles; an appendage of the sacculus, corresponding to the cochlea, in fishes and amphibians
Origin: [L., a flask; cf. Gr. , .]
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In human anatomy of the ear, the extremities of the ductus cochlearis are closed; the upper is termed the lagena and is attached to the cupula at the upper part of the helicotrema; the lower is lodged in the recessus cochlearis of the vestibule.