tonotopic

adjective
to·​no·​top·​ic | \ ˌtō-nə-ˈtäp-ik How to pronounce tonotopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of tonotopic

: relating to or being the anatomic organization by which specific sound frequencies are received by specific receptors in the inner ear with nerve impulses traveling along selected pathways to specific sites in the brain

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“Tonotopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tonotopic. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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