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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.]
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(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]
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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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Inner ear presentations of patients include dysplastic vestibule, cochlear hypoplasia with defective modiolus, EVA, hypoplastic semicircular canals, and dilated internal auditory canals.
Metabolic and molecular stress responses of sublittoral bearded horse mussel Modiolus barbatus to warming seawater: Implications for vertical zonation.
We asked the companies to specifically address the following with regards to Modiolus Hugging (MH) vs.
Under general anesthesia, the insertion tendon of temporalis muscle en bloc with part of the coronoid process was transferred through a subcutaneous tunnel and anchored to the right modiolus (Figure 3).
There were studies reported that the L[C.sub.50] 96 h was 32.24 ppm [+ or -] 1.41 ppm for Zn on Silver Dollar Fish (Mtynnis fasciatus) [15], the L[C.sub.50] 96 h was 8.990 mg/L for Zn, 0.521 mg/L for Cu on Modiolus philippinarm and the L[C.sub.50] 96 h was 2.337 mg/L for Zn, 0.023 mg/L for Cu on Cerithidae cingulate [16].
Tambien, Strachan & Kingston (2012) muestran los efectos letales del sulfato de bario en cuatro especies de bivalvos: Modiolus modiolus, Venerupis senegalensis, Dosinia exoleta y Chlamys varia, donde tambien, demostraron efectos letales en un 100% en un ensayo con bivalvos expuestos a sulfato de bario, causando efectos en las superficies de sus branquias por dano fisico directo.
The organ of Corti and associated stria vascularis were unwrapped from the modiolus. By holding the basal portion of the stria vascularis, the organ of Corti was separated from the stria vascularis completely by unwinding slowly from base-to-apex.
dolioides shells, [HR.sub.15N] = 50 [+ or -] 8.3, can even be compared to mollusks that have nacre in the inner layer, such as Pinctada maxima (Jameson 1901), Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Neotrigonia margaritacea (Lamarck, 1804), presenting a micro-hardness Vickers (HV) value near to 230 kgf / [mm.sup.2] ([approximately equal to] [HR.sub.15N] = 68) (Taylor and Layman, 1972).
State of macrobenthos within Modiolus Phaseolinus biocoenosis from Romanian Black Sea continental shelf.
Suggestive signs of a possible gusher are dilation of the internal auditory canal fundus, dilation of the vestibule, widening of the vestibular aqueduct (diameter: >1.5 mm), widening of the cochlear aqueduct, cochlear dysplasia (widening of the upper cochlear canal >2.2 mm, an incomplete cochlear partition, or modiolus abnormalities), and dilation of the first portion of the facial canal.
The study sequenced the genome of the deep-sea mussel Bathymodiolus platifrons as well as its shallow-water relative Modiolus philippinarum collected from a local softshore in Tingkok for comparison of genomic features.