Definition of Modiolus

1. Noun. The central conical bony pillar of the cochlea.

Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Cochlea



Definition of Modiolus

1. n. The central column in the osseous cochlea of the ear.

Definition of Modiolus

1. Noun. (anatomy) The central core of the cochlea ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A chiasma of facial muscles held together by fibrous tissue ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Modiolus

1. a bony shaft of the inner ear [n -LI]

Medical Definition of Modiolus

1. Origin: L, a small measure. The central column in the osseous cochlea of the ear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Modiolus

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"THE INTERNAL EAR. apex, and of a delicate lamina (the lamina spiraliĀ» ossea) which projects from the modiolus, and, following the windings of ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"It consists of a conical shaped central axis, the modiolus; of a canal, the inner wall of which is formed by the central axis, wound spirally around it for ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"... Area, Nu- culus, modiolus, Pinna, Auricula, Plicatula, Lima, Patella, and Nautilus, which are found in the most ancient and in the recent strata, ..."

4. Human Physiology; Analysis and Digest: For the Use of Medical Students and by John Peter Schmitz (1899)
"The central bony portion of the modiolus has minute channels for the passage ... Both the modiolus, which terminates at the cupola (E), and the canal of the ..."

5. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"The plate or septum of the cochlea, which is wound spirally round the modiolus, dividing the cochlea into two parts. 5. ..."

6. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"... of the tapering canals (scales) separated by a lamina of bone (lamina spiralis, Fig. 128). These scalae are coiled about a central piece (modiolus), ..."

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