One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Formed like a spiral shell; twisted.
- ‘The calyx lobes overlap in a cochleate pattern such that lobe initiated third was innermost, overlapped by the fourth, then the fifth, the second, and lastly the first, which was always outermost.’
- ‘He indicated that before forming a new phragmocone chamber, the cochleate cephalopod detaches the muscles from the conch and moves forward.’
- ‘They carried out the pelagic and stationary modes of breeding as the cochleate ammonoids.’
- ‘Some two-long alkyl chain amphiphiles can adopt stable tubular structures including twist ribbons, helices, and cochleate cylinders in aqueous media.’
- ‘This kind of musculature was probably already developed in the cochleate ammonoids.’
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