- the central, conical axis of the cochlea of the ear.
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The Latin term for the trephine, modiolus, has the same meaning.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
Modiolus, mo-dī′o-lus, n. the central stem round which wind the passages of the cochlea of the internal ear.
At the extremity of the modiolus, the two passages communicate with each other.
Name from modiolus, the broad and depressed fruit resembling in shape the Roman measure of that name.
- the central bony pillar of the cochlea
Word Origin for modiolus
- The central conical bony core of the cochlea of the ear.