Modiolar Mo*di"o*lar, a. [L. modiolus, dim. of modius the Roman corn measure.] Shaped like a bushel measure. [1913 Webster]

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  • modiolar — mo·di·o·lar mə dī ə lər adj of or relating to the modiolus of the ear …   Medical dictionary

  • modiolar — mo·di·o·lar …   English syllables

  • modiolar — məˈdīələ(r) adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin modiolaris, from New Latin modiolus (II) + Latin aris ar : of or relating to the modiolus of the ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiral modiolar artery — arteria spiralis modioli …   Medical dictionary

  • common modiolar vein — vena modioli communis …   Medical dictionary

  • modiolus — modiolar, adj. /moh duy euh leuhs, meuh /, n., pl. modioli / luy /. Anat. the central, conical axis of the cochlea of the ear. [1685 95; < NL, L: nave of a wheel bucket, drinking vessel, equiv. to modi(us) a dry measure (perh. deriv. of modus… …   Universalium

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • vena — SYN: vein. [L.] v. advehens, pl.venae advehentes collective term for a series of branching channels in the early embryo receiving blood from the umbilical and/or vitelline venous systems and passing the mixed blood to the sinusoids of the live …   Medical dictionary

  • branch — An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. A b.. See ramus, artery, nerve, vein. SYN: ramus (1) [TA]. accessory meningeal b. SYN: pterygomeningeal artery …   Medical dictionary

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