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Modiolus (cochlea)

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Modiolus (cochlea)
Interior of right osseous labyrinth. (Modiolus not labeled, but is represented at the axis of the spiral of the cochlea at the right.)
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Gray's subject #232 1050
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The modiolus is a conical shaped central axis in the cochlea. The Modiolus consists of spongy bone and the cochlea turns approximately 2.75 times around the modiolus The spiral ganglion is situated inside the bony modiolus.

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