auditory organ

au·di·to·ry or·gan

archaic term for organ of Corti, spiral organ [TA], Corti organ, organum spirale [TA], acoustic papilla.

auditory organ

the sense organ that detects sound. In vertebrates it also provides information about the animal's relationship to gravity, and its acceleration.
References in classic literature ?
The Martians had what appears to have been an auditory organ, a single round drum at the back of the head-body, and eyes with a visual range not very different from ours except that, according to Philips, blue and violet were as black to them.
It had been, of course, impossible for me to communicate with her since she had no auditory organs and I no knowledge of her fourth-dimension, sixth-sense method of communication.
Striking most disagreeably on Clifford's auditory organs and the characteristic sensibility of his nerves, it caused him to start upright out of his chair.
To investigate the role of these compounds in auditory function, the authors engineered a line of fruit flies that expressed an overactive diaphanous protein in the insects' auditory organ.
The results are the first in vitro renewable stem cell system derived from the human auditory organ and have the potential for a variety of applications, such as studying the development of human cochlear neurons and hair cells, as models for drug screening and helping to develop cell-based therapies for deafness," said the authors.
Co-first author Benjamin Arthur, a postdoctoral researcher in Hoy's laboratory, placed electrodes in the mosquitoes' auditory organ in their antennae during playback to measure physiological responses of the mosquitoes to the sounds of potential mates.
Their auditory organs are on the forelegs, on the back of the thorax or on the abdomen.
In light of the variety of past research results and documents on the subject, it is thus considered that there exists no possibility of any harmful physical effect on the auditory organs.