[kol-yuh-mel-uh] /ˌkɒl yəˈmɛl ə/

noun, plural columellae
[kol-yuh-mel-ee] /ˌkɒl yəˈmɛl i/ (Show IPA). Biology.

a small bone in the ear of amphibians, reptiles, and birds.
noun (pl) -lae (-liː)

Also called columella auris (ˈɔːrɪs). a small rodlike bone in the middle ear of frogs, reptiles, and birds that transmits sound to the inner ear: homologous to the mammalian stapes

columella col·u·mel·la (kŏl’yə-měl’ə, kŏl’ə-) or col·um·nel·la (kŏl’əm-něl’ə)
n. pl. col·u·mel·lae (-měl’ē) or col·um·nel·lae (-něl’ē)
A column-shaped anatomical structure.
col’u·mel’lar (-měl’ər) adj.
col’u·mel’late’ (-měl’āt’) adj.


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