Definitions of columella
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. 2
n. - A columnlike axis in the capsules of mosses. 2
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. 2
n. - The upright pillar in the axis of most univalve shells. 2
n. - The central pillar or axis of the calicles of certain corals. 2
The word "columella" uses 9 letters: A C E L L L M O U.
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