sulcus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

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sulcus (plural sulci)

  1. (anatomy) a furrow or groove in an organ or a tissue
  2. (anatomy) any of the grooves that mark the convolutions of the surface of the brain
  3. (planetology) subparallel grooves and ditches formed by geological processes
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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *solk-o- (furrow), *selk- (to pull, drag), whence also Old English sulh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sulcus m (genitive sulcī); second declension

  1. furrow
  2. ploughing

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sulcus sulcī
genitive sulcī sulcōrum
dative sulcō sulcīs
accusative sulcum sulcōs
ablative sulcō sulcīs
vocative sulce sulcī

References[edit]

  • sulcus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers