lagena

noun

la·​ge·​na
variants or British lagaena
plural lagenae -nē How to pronounce lagena (audio)
1
: the upper extremity of the cochlear duct that is attached to the cupula at the upper part of the helicotrema
2
: an organ of vertebrates below the mammals that corresponds to the cochlea

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“Lagena.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lagena. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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