tonotopic

adjective

to·​no·​top·​ic ˌtō-nə-ˈtäp-ik How to pronounce tonotopic (audio)
: 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 18 Jul. 2024.

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