modiolus definition

  • noun:
    • The main, conical, bony core regarding the cochlea.
    • The main core of cochlea
    • A chiasma of facial muscles held collectively by fibrous structure
    • The central column in osseous cochlea for the ear.
    • Pl. modioli (-lī). In anatomy, the columella cochleæ or central pillar around which the cochlear lamina winds in a spiral like a staircase.
    • . 2. [capitalized] In conchology, same as Modiola.
    • the main conical bony pillar of the cochlea

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