trabecula

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin trabēcula (small beam), diminutive of trabs (beam, timber).

Noun[edit]

trabecula (plural trabeculae or trabeculas)

  1. A small supporting beam.
  2. (anatomy) A small mineralized spicule that forms a network in spongy bone.
  3. (anatomy) A fibrous strand of connective tissue that supports it in place.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of trabs (beam, timber).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trabēcula f (genitive trabēculae); first declension

  1. A small beam.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative trabēcula trabēculae
genitive trabēculae trabēculārum
dative trabēculae trabēculīs
accusative trabēculam trabēculās
ablative trabēculā trabēculīs
vocative trabēcula trabēculae

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