operculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin operculum.

Noun[edit]

operculum (plural opercula)

  1. A covering flap or lidlike structure in plants and animals, such as a gill cover

Translations[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From operio (to close) +‎ -culum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

operculum n (genitive operculī); second declension

  1. cover, covering

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative operculum opercula
genitive operculī operculōrum
dative operculō operculīs
accusative operculum opercula
ablative operculō operculīs
vocative operculum opercula