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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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In the third step, the columellar strut was placed and secured with sutures between the medial crura.
Previously described methods of caudal septal repair Originator Incision Laterality Flap Metzenbaum, (4) 1929 Full transfixion Unilateral Swinging door Peer, (1) 1937 Full transfixion Bilateral Columellar strut Galloway, (2) 1946 Hemitransfixion Bilateral Cartilage advanced into columella Fomon, (3) 1948 Full transfixion Bilateral Columellar strut Goldman, (5) 1956 Full transfixion Bilateral Swinging door Kamer and Churukian, High transfixion Unilateral Swinging door (6) 1984
perspicua having more convex whorls and a more prominent inner columellar process in a less ovate aperture; both taxa have rimate shells or a closed umbilicus.
Perhaps the most common cause of an unsightly columellar scar is notching or inversion of the incision line.
Subadults have a much more elongated aperture with a straight columellar margin and a noticeable columellar-basal angle.
P' denotes a component of the physid musculature and 'C' a component of the columellar muscle.
The nasal alae were intact bilaterally, but erosion of the columellar skin was evident (figure 1).
Upon physical examination, he was noted to have septal destruction with fistula between his oral and nasal cavity and a saddle-nose deformity with columellar and alar retraction secondary to total cartilage loss.
The remaining free edges were sutured to the residual septal and columellar mucosa by an endoscopic technique.