rod of Corti

noun
rod of Cor·ti | \-ˈkȯrt-ē \

Medical Definition of rod of Corti 

: any of the minute modified epithelial elements that rise from the basilar membrane of the organ of Corti in two spirally arranged rows so that the free ends of the members incline toward and interlock with corresponding members of the opposite row and enclose the tunnel of Corti

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