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modiolus

 [mo-di´o-lus]
the central pillar or columella of the cochlea.

mo·di·o·lus

, pl.

mo·di·o·li

(mō-dī'ō-lŭs, -ō-lī), Avoid the mispronunciation mo-dē-ō'lus.
1. The conic central core of spongy bone about which the spiral canal of the modiolus turns.
[L., the nave of a wheel]

modiolus

/mo·di·o·lus/ (mo-di´o-lus) the central pillar or columella of the cochlea.
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Modiolus in a cross-section through the axis of the cochlea.

modiolus

(mō-dī′ə-ləs)
n. pl. modio·li (-lī′)
The central, conical, bony core of the cochlea.

modiolus

a central column of bone around which the cochlea twists. Also called lamina of modiolus, spiral lamina.

mo·di·o·lus

, pl. modioli (mō-dī'ō-lŭs, -lī)
1. The central cone-shaped core of spongy bone about which the spiral canal of the cochlea turns.
2. Synonym(s): modiolus labii.
[L., the nave of a wheel]

mo·di·o·lus

, pl. modioli (mō-dī'ō-lŭs, -lī)
The central cone-shaped core of spongy bone about which the spiral canal of the cochlea turns.
[L., the nave of a wheel]

modiolus (mōdē´ōlus),

n a point distal to the corner of the oral cavity where several muscles of facial expression converge.

modiolus

the central pillar or columella of the cochlea.
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A total of 673 individuals of Modiolus modiolus were collected during both missions.
Some 128 individuals of Modiolus modiolus, preserved in dilute formalin, were also available from the CCGS Alfred Needler mission of 27 September to 1 October 1997 (Fig.
This array could be placed beneath the basilar membrane as shown in Figure 44 to preserve and stimulate the peripheral nerve fibers or next to the modiolus to stimulate the spiral ganglion cells.
The preliminary success of clinical trials with combined electrical and acoustic stimulation highlights the need to develop electrodes that position stimulating contacts close to the modiolus for increased efficiency and that also have the appropriate mechanical features to ensure atraumatic insertion.
To date, no single design achieves all three objectives of deeper insertion, proximity to the modiolus, and consistent atraumatic insertion.
2,3) When PG has been observed, most cases have occurred in males who had a mixed hearing loss (an X-linked trait), and most were associated with dysplasias of the otic capsule--specifically, dilation of the fundus of the internal auditory canal and a defect at the base of the modiolus.
Age, growth and population structure of Modiolus barbatus from the Adriatic.
verrucosa and Modiolus barbatus were not affected by the parasite (Virvilis et al.
2005), and the mussels Modiolus demissus (Waite & Wilbur 1976) and Mytilus edulis (Renwrantz et al.
Geographical variations in the reproduction of the horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus (Mollusca: Bivalvia).
like spirochetes were micro scopically identified in early 1921 (Noguchi 1921) in 3 of 10 investigated bivalve species from North America (including oysters, Venus and Modiolus spp.