ulcus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ulcus (sore)

Noun[edit]

ulcus

  1. (palynology) A rounded, pore-like aperture at either pole of a pollen grain

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *olcos, from Proto-Italic *elkos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁elḱ- (compare Ancient Greek ἔλκος (élkos) ‘wound, ulcer’, Norwegian ill ‘bad, sick’, Sanskrit árśas ‘hemorrhoids’).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ulcus n (genitive ulceris); third declension

  1. sore, ulcer, wound

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ulcus ulcera
genitive ulceris ulcerum
dative ulcerī ulceribus
accusative ulcus ulcera
ablative ulcere ulceribus
vocative ulcus ulcera

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages, s.v. "ulcus" (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 637.