zonula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin zōnula (small belt or girdle).

Noun[edit]

zonula (plural zonulae or zonulas)

  1. (anatomy) Any of several small belt-like regions.
    • 1883, Half-yearly compendium of medical science, Volumes 31-34, page 146,
      The zonula originates by a small number of delicate fibres from the vitreous [lamella].
    • 1980, Yves Le Grand, Sami G. El Hage, Physiological Optics, page 95,
      Nevertheless, the zonula is most often considered as the principal agent of transmission.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of zōna (belt”, “girdle), formed as zōna +‎ -ula (suffix forming feminine diminutives).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zōnula f (genitive zōnulae); first declension

  1. a little or small belt or girdle

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative zōnula zōnulae
genitive zōnulae zōnulārum
dative zōnulae zōnulīs
accusative zōnulam zōnulās
ablative zōnulā zōnulīs
vocative zōnula zōnulae

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References[edit]

  • zōnŭla in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • zōnŭla” on page 1,702/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)