Columella

Definition of Columella

Col`u`mel´la
n.1.(Bot.) An axis to which a carpel of a compound pistil may be attached, as in the case of the geranium; or which is left when a pod opens.
2.(Anat.) A term applied to various columnlike parts; as, the columella, or epipterygoid bone, in the skull of many lizards; the columella of the ear, the bony or cartilaginous rod connecting the tympanic membrane with the internal ear.
3.(Zool.) The upright pillar in the axis of most univalve shells.

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column, pillar, tower
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