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columella

 [kol″u-mel´ah] (pl. columel´lae) (L.)
a little column.
columella na´si the fleshy external termination of the septum of the nose.

col·u·mel·la

, pl.

col·u·mel·lae

(kol'ū-mel'ă, -mel'ē),
1. A column, or a small column. Synonym(s): columnella
2. In fungi, a sterile invagination of a sporangium, as in Zygomycetes.
[L. dim. of columna, column]

columella

/col·u·mel·la/ (kol″u-mel´ah) pl. columel´lae   [L.]
1. a little column.
2. in certain fungi and protozoa, an invagination into the sporangium.

columella coch´leae  modiolus.
columella na´si  the fleshy external end of the nasal septum.

columella

(kŏl′yə-mĕl′ə, kŏl′ə-)
n. pl. colu·mellae (-mĕl′ē)
Any small columnlike structure in various plants and animals, often forming the central axis of development for the organism or an anatomical structure.

col′u·mel′lar (-mĕl′ər) adj.
col′u·mel′late′ (-mĕl′āt′) adj.

columella

1 a small column.
2 the fleshy terminal portion of the nasal septum.

col·u·mel·la

, pl. columellae (kol'yū-mel'ă, -ē)
1. A small column.
Synonym(s): columnella.
2. In fungi, a sterile invagination of a sporangium, as in Zygomycetes.
[L. dim. of columna, column]

columella

The ridge of skin between the nostrils.
Columellaclick for a larger image
Fig. 117 Columella (2). The sporangium of Mucor.

columella

  1. the sterile central column in the sporangia of mosses and liverworts.
  2. the domed structure forming a pillar supporting the sporangium of some fungi, e.g. Mucor. See Fig. 117 .
  3. the central area of a root cap which contains STATOLITHS (1).
  4. the central axis of a fruit.

Columella

The strip of skin running from the tip of the nose to the upper lip, which separates the nostrils.
Mentioned in: Rhinoplasty

columella

pl. columellae [L.] a little column.

columella auris
a connecting rod between the avian eardrum and the perilymph of the inner ear via the rod's footplate.
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Pollen microechinate or echinate, the ectosexine with columellae very thickly disposed (compact aspect), and the endosexine clearly columellate.
Pollen tricolporate, rarely tricolpate, microechinate with small puncta to echinate, ectosexine very compact, endosexine with stout and ramified columellae.
The columellae are evenly distributed and not swollen at the base.
5 [micro]m thick, comprising two distinct, columellae layers separated by a single compact or spongy tectum.
2 [micro]m thick, comprising a single columellae layer subtended by a single spongy internal rectum.
The columellae of this layer are aggregated or evenly distributed and not swollen at: the base.
5 [micro]m thick, comprising two indistinct columellae layers separated by multiple compact internal tecta.
The columellae are evenly-distributed and not swollen at the base.