Definition of Scala

1. n. A machine formerly employed for reducing dislocations of the humerus.



Definition of Scala

1. Noun. Ladder; sequence. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) Ladder-like structure in the cochlea of a mammal's ear. ¹

3. Noun. A machine formerly used for reducing dislocations of the humerus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scala

1. a ladder-like structure [n SCALAE]

Medical Definition of Scala

1. Origin: L, a ladder. 1. A machine formerly employed for reducing dislocations of the humerus. 2. A term applied to any one of the three canals of the cochlea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scala

scagging
scaglia
scaglias
scagliola
scagliolas
scags
scail
scailed
scailing
scails
scainiite
scaith
scaithed
scaithing
scaiths
scala (current term)
scala media
scala tympani
scala vestibuli
scalabilities
scalability
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scalably
scalade
scalades
scalado
scalados
scalae
scalage
scalages

Literary usage of Scala

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Moreover it was urged that if Venice once attacked the scala she would be joined by all who were jealous of the growing power of Verona and its Lords. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Floor of scala media, showing the organ of Corti, etc. tissue, are contained in the walls of the utricle and saccule opposite the distribution of the nerves ..."

3. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"The whole tube of the cochlea diminishes in size from the bottom of the lowermost whorl to the top of the highest; but the diminution affects the two scala- ..."

4. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1803)
"An early proficiency in letters, recommended him to the notice of Cosmo de' Medici; and it was the pride of scala to avow the meanness of his birth, ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"The canalis cochlearis thus lying between these two scalas is sometimes called the scala media; but this name is undesirable since the canalis cochlearis ..."

6. Text-book of normal histology by George Arthur Piersol (1893)
"ment the perilymphatic space, instead of constituting a single cavity in which the epithelial tube is suspended, is divided into the scala vestibuli above ..."

7. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1795)
"... following short introductory epistle from scala to Lorenzo de' Medici. " Bart. scala, Laurentio Medici, urbis spei, SD Collegi, Laurenti charis- " sime, ..."

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