Modiolus (cochlea)

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Modiolus
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Interior of right osseous labyrinth. (Modiolus not labeled, but is represented at the axis of the spiral of the cochlea at the right.)
Details
Latin Modiolus, columella cochleae
Identifiers
Gray's p.1050
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_18/12538612
TA A15.3.03.038
FMA 61278
Anatomical terminology

The modiolus is a conical shaped central axis in the cochlea. It consists of spongy bone and the cochlea turns approximately 2.5 times around it.[1] The spiral ganglion is situated inside it.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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