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 for modiolus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Modiolus \Mo*di"o*lus\, n.; pl. Modioli. [L., a small
     measure.] (Anat.)
     The central column in the osseous cochlea of the ear.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the central conical bony pillar of the cochlea

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