cochlear nerve

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co·chle·ar nerve

[TA]
the part of the vestibulocochlear nerve [CN VIII] peripheral to the cochlear root; composed of the central nerve processes of the bipolar neurons of the spiral ganglion, which have their peripheral processes on the four rows of neuroepithelial cells (hair cells) of the spiral organ.
See also: cochlear root of cranial nerve VIII.

cochlear nerve

n.
One of two divisions of the vestibulocochlear nerve that facilitate hearing by conducting stimuli to the brain.

cochlear nerve

Etymology: L, cochlea, snail shell, nervus, nerve
one of the main divisions of the eighth cranial nerve, with fibers that arise in spiral ganglion cells of the spiral organ and terminate in the dorsal and ventral cochlear nuclei of the brainstem. See also vestibulocochlear nerve.

coch·le·ar nerve

(kok'lē-ăr nĕrv) [TA]
The part of the vestibulocochlear nerve peripheral to the cochlear root. It is composed of fibers with central nerve processes that arise from the bipolar neurons of the spiral ganglion and that have their peripheral processes on the four rows of neuroepithelial cells (hair cells) of the spiral organ.
Synonym(s): auditory nerve.

cochlear nerve

The branch of the 8th cranial nerve (ACOUSTIC NERVE) concerned with hearing.

coch·le·ar nerve

(kok'lē-ăr nĕrv) [TA]
Section of vestibulocochlear nerve [CN VIII] peripheral to the cochlear root.

cochlear

pertaining to or emanating from the cochlea.

cochlear duct
the coiled portion of the membranous labyrinth located inside the cochlea; contains endolymph.
cochlear nerve
see Table 14.