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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

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

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]
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MYTILIDAE Labis attenuata Lithophaga spatiosa Modiolus pseudotulipus Modiolus rectus Modiolus capax Modiolus sp.
A comparison of relative growth in Cerastoderma (cardium) edule, Modiolus modiolus y Mytilus edulis (Mollusca: Bivalvia).
57 of 313 (18.2%) inner ear malformations showed malformations of cochlea and in 25 of 313 (7.9%) inner ear malformations modiolus was found to be malformed.
Type II--a cochlea with a normal basal turn and basal modiolus while the second and apical turns form a cystic space which lacks interscalar septae; the vestibule is minimally dilated; enlargement of the endolymphatic duct and sac is present.
According to Heller's revision (1993), occasional hermaphrodites have been found in families such as Arcidae (genus Anadara), Unionidae (e.g., Anodonta), Mytilidae (Perna, Modiolus and Mytilus), Myidae (Mya), Pectinidae (Placopecten), and Mactridae (Spisula), and at least in unionids occasional hermaphroditism has been associated with trematode parasitism.
From a total of 14 geological sediment provinces recognized in the Bay of Fundy only five: sand with bioherms, gravel/cobble, gravel/scallop bed, mottled gravel and glacio-marine mud were found to have significant populations of the horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus.
The 332km2 Modiolus exploration 3D seismic survey was acquired to the west of the permit.
Another species that helps define the dissimilarity between disturbed and undisturbed areas at deep sites is the horse mussel Modiolus modiolus, which is a long-lived, thin-shelled bivalve that is known to be sensitive to bottom fishing (Bradshaw et al., 2002; Collie et al., 2005).
rhizophorae, de 2344,553g/[m.sup.2]/ano, es muy superior a las reportadas para otras especies de bivalvos que habitan en comunidades someras de macrofitas en areas cercanas del Golfo de Cariaco, tales como Modiolus squamosus (9,16g/ [m.sup.2]/ano; Prieto et al., 1985) y Chione cancellata (17,30g/ [m.sup.2]/ano; Prieto et al., 1998), las cuales son especies de mayor longevidad y que viven en ecosistemas mas estables.
Another study described the results of implanting six electrodes into the modiolus of the cochlea in a patient with complete perceptive deafness [7-8].
Genus Modiolus Lamarck, 1799 Subgenus Modiolus Lamarck, 1799 Modiolus (Modiolus) fountainensis Weller, 1916 (Fig.