Medical Dictionary

cell of Claudius

noun cell of Clau·di·us \-ˈklad-ē-əs, -ˈkld-\

Medical Definition of CELL OF CLAUDIUS

:  one of the low cuboidal cells covering the outermost part of the basilar membrane of the organ of Corti

Biographical Note for CELL OF CLAUDIUS

Clau·di·us \ˈklad-ē-s\ Friedrich Matthias (1822–1869), Austrian anatomist. Claudius studied the hearing organs of land and marine mammals. In 1852 he described those cells in the organ of Corti which are now known as the cells of Claudius.


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