gubernaculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gubernāculum.

Noun[edit]

gubernaculum (plural gubernacula)

  1. (anatomy) Either of a pair of folds of peritoneum that attach to the caudal end of the gonads (testes in males and ovaries in females).

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gubernō (I steer) and -culum.

Noun[edit]

gubernāculum n (genitive gubernāculī); second declension

  1. the steering-oar, helm, rudder
  2. management

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative gubernāculum gubernācula
genitive gubernāculī gubernāculōrum
dative gubernāculō gubernāculīs
accusative gubernāculum gubernācula
ablative gubernāculō gubernāculīs
vocative gubernāculum gubernācula

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Morwood, James. A Latin Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.