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columella

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noun col·u·mel·la \ˌkäl-(y)ə-ˈmel-ə\

Medical Definition of columella

plural columellae \-ˈmel-(ˌ)ē also -ˌī\play

  1. 1:  any of various anatomical parts likened to a column:a:  the bony central axis of the cochleab:  the lower part of the nasal septum

  2. 2:  the central sterile portion of the sporangium in various fungi (Mucor and related genera)

columellar \-ər\play adjective
columellate \-ˌāt, -ət\play adjective



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