columellar
adjective see columella

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • columellar — See columella. * * * …   Universalium

  • columellar — adjective Of or pertaining to a columella …   Wiktionary

  • columellar — adj. of or pertaining to a columella (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • columellar — col·u·mel·lar …   English syllables

  • columellar — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|melə(r) adjective Etymology: Latin columellaris pillar shaped, from columella + aris ar : of, relating to, or like a columella …   Useful english dictionary

  • columellar fold — (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) A spiral wound ridge on the columella that projects into the interior of the shell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • columellar lip — (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) The internal lip of the aperture of a shell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • columellar muscle — (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) In snails, a large muscle attached in the upper portion of the shell spire; used to draw the soft parts into the shell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • columellar muscle — noun : a muscle that has its origin on the columella of a gastropod mollusk shell and serves to retract the animal into the shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • columella — columellar, adj. columellate /kol yeuh mel it, ayt/, adj. /kol yeuh mel euh/, n., pl. columellae / mel ee/. Biol. 1. a. any of various small, columnlike structures of animals or plants; rod or axis. b. Mycol. a small central column of sterile… …   Universalium

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