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Columella

(Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella) (kŏl'yəmĕl`ə), fl. 1st cent. A.D., Latin writer on agriculture, b. Gades (now Cádiz), Spain. Of his work there remains the 12-volume De re rustica, treating general husbandry, the care of domestic animals, and farm management. The 10th book, modeled on Vergil, is in hexameters. A short essay on trees also survives. Columella's Latin is facile and elegant, and his information is surprisingly practical and accurate.

columella

[‚käl·yə′mel·ə]
(anatomy)
(biology)
Any part shaped like a column.
(botany)
A sterile axial body within the capsules of certain mosses, liverworts, and many fungi.
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KEY: apgc - annex penile glandular complex; bl - basal lamina; cm - columellar muscle; dg- digestive gland e - epithelium; f - foot; g - gonad; gc - gametogenic compartment; ic - interacinar compartment; me - mantle edge; o - operculum; p - penis; pg - prostate gland; ps - parasperm; s -- Sertoli-like cell cytoplasm; sp - sperm; sv - seminal vesicle; t - tentacle; arrow - periacinar compartment.
Presurgical presentation of columellar features, nostril anatomy, and alveolar alignment in bilateral cleft lip and palate after Infant orthopedics with and without nasoalveolar moulding.
The long penis retractor muscle originates from the columellar muscle and inserts on and/ or laterally of the penial apex, extending under the terminal portion of the vas deferens close to its entrance.
Columellar height--The vertical distance between the most inferio--medial and suprerio--medial point along the inner medial surface of nasal aperture
stagnalis this small nerve has been called the medial columellar nerve (Janse.
In contrast to all other congenerics, the palatal fold and columellar lamella whorl can be seen in the aperture in oblique view.
Extracorporeal septoplasty begins with initial exposure via both marginal and columellar external rhinoplasty incisions.
Effects of starvation on RNA:DNA ratio, glycogen content, and C:N ratio in columellar muscle of the Japanese turban shell Turbo (Batillus) cornutus (Gastropoda).
Another species is referred provisionally to Rectaxis on the basis of the columellar development, but it lacks sculpture except for very fine growth threads.
The withdrawal response is mediated by the columellar and dorsal longitudinal muscles, which are innervated by the motoneuron network in the cerebral and pedal ganglia (Ferguson and Benjamin, 1991a,b).
Aperture subcircular, somewhat flattened in parietal and columellar regions; columella (at maturity) with a bulge-like swelling at its base, rarely forming a distinct tooth; interior of outer lip with up to 11 spiral lirae running into aperture (evident only in fully mature shells), one where basal portion of lip joins columella not enlarged; outer lip prosocline, not obviously thickened; interior nacreous.