Medical Dictionary

columella

noun col·u·mel·la \ˌkäl-(y)ə-ˈmel-ə\
plural col·u·mel·lae \-ˈmel-(ˌalso -ˌī\

Medical Definition of COLUMELLA

1
:  any of various anatomical parts likened to a column: a :  the bony central axis of the cochlea b :  the lower part of the nasal septum
2
:  the central sterile portion of the sporangium in various fungi (Mucor and related genera)
col·u·mel·lar \-ər\ adjective
col·u·mel·late \-ˌāt, -ət\ adjective
April 28, 2015
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a word formed by the blending of words
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