cochlear nerve

noun

: a branch of the auditory nerve that arises in the spiral ganglion of the cochlea and conducts sensory stimuli from the organ of hearing to the brain

called also cochlear, cochlear branch, cochlear division

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“Cochlear nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cochlear%20nerve. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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