Columella Synonyms & Definitions

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• ColumellaDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) The central pillar or axis of the calicles of certain corals.
  2. (n.) The upright pillar in the axis of most univalve shells.
  3. (n.) A columnlike axis in the capsules of mosses.
  4. (n.) 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.
  5. (n.) 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.