noun, plural mo·di·o·li [moh-dahy-uh-lahy, muh-] /moʊˈdaɪ əˌlaɪ, mə-/. Anatomy.
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Origin of modiolus
OTHER WORDS FROM modiolusmo·di·o·lar, adjective
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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.
The Latin term for the trephine, modiolus, has the same meaning.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
Name from modiolus, the broad and depressed fruit resembling in shape the Roman measure of that name.