canaliculus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin canāliculus (small channel, pipe or gutter), diminutive of canālis (channel; pipe, gutter), from canna (cane, reed), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed).

Noun[edit]

canaliculus (plural canaliculi)

  1. (anatomy) Any of many small canals or ducts in bone or in some plants

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of canālis (channel; pipe, gutter), from canna (cane, reed), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed).

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Noun[edit]

canāliculus m (genitive canāliculī); second declension

  1. A small channel, pipe or gutter.
  2. A splint for broken bones, gutter-splint.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative canāliculus canāliculī
genitive canāliculī canāliculōrum
dative canāliculō canāliculīs
accusative canāliculum canāliculōs
ablative canāliculō canāliculīs
vocative canālicule canāliculī

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References[edit]

  • canaliculus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879