modiolus

(redirected from modioli)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

modiolus

 [mo-di´o-lus]
the central pillar or columella of the cochlea.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

modiolus

(mō-dī′ə-ləs)
n. pl. modio·li (-lī′)
The central, conical, bony core of the cochlea.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012