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coch·le·ate

(kok'lē-āt),
1. Resembling a snail shell.
2. Denoting the appearance of a form of plate culture.
[L. cochlea, a snail shell]
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cochleate

(kŏk′lē-ĭt, -āt′, kō′klē-) also

cochleated

(-ā′tĭd)
adj.
Shaped like a snail shell; spirally twisted.
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coch·le·ate

(kok'lē-āt)
1. Resembling a snail shell.
2. Denoting the appearance of a form of plate culture.
[L. cochlea, a snail shell]
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