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n. pl. mo·di·o·li (-lī′)
The central, conical, bony core of the cochlea.

[Latin, socket, hub, diminutive of modius, a measure of grain, measuring vessel; see med- in Indo-European roots.]


(məʊˈdaɪəʊləs; mə-)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) the central bony pillar of the cochlea
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: hub of a wheel, from modus a measure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modiolus - the central conical bony pillar of the cochleamodiolus - the central conical bony pillar of the cochlea
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
cochlea - the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
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In Modiolus modiolus, the concentration of rate-limiting metabolic enzymes increased to compensate for the loss of activity due to low temperatures, and in Mytilus galloprovincialis there was significant difference in pyruvate kinase activity from the mantle tissue between winter and spring months (Lesser & Kruse 2004, Ioannou et al.
The suspension suture is then used to create a weave within the facial modiolus and the soft tissues deep to the nasolabial fold.
In addition the joint venture is also considering other additional appraisal, development and exploration drilling locations within the existing Modiolus 3D seismic.
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.
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.
The many facial muscles interlinked via the modiolus make our lips extremely expressive of attitudes, opinions and moods.
south of New Jersey where it becomes part of a "live bottom" community that is most common south of Virginia; barnacles; blue mussels, horse mussels Modiolus modiolus in deeper and cooler waters off southern New England; the jingle shell Anomia simplex; bryozoans, including Bugula sp.
The reproductive cycle, condition index and biochemical composition of the horse-bearded mussel Modiolus barbatus.