columella

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin columella(small column).

Noun[edit]

columella (plural columellas or columellae)

  1. (biology) Any of various small structures in plants or animals that are columnar in shape.
  2. (anatomy) The skin at the end of the septum which separates the nostrils.
  3. (comparative anatomy) In birds, reptiles, and amphibians, the small bone which carries vibration from the tympanum to the inner ear.
  4. (malacology) In gastropods, the structure at the center of the whorls of the shell.
  5. (coral science) The structure at the center of the calyx where the septa join together.
  6. (mycology) The central sterile portion of the sporangium in various fungi.
  7. (palynology) A rod-shaped reinforcing element of the sexine layer of a pollen grain.

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References[edit]

  • columella” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin columella.

Noun[edit]

columella f (plural columelle)

  1. (biology, anatomy, zoology) columella, modiolus
  2. (anatomy) stapes, stirrup bone, stirrup

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Etymology[edit]

From columna +‎ -ella.

Noun[edit]

columella f (genitive columellae); first declension

  1. diminutive of columna: a small column or pillar

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative columella columellae
genitive columellae columellārum
dative columellae columellīs
accusative columellam columellās
ablative columellā columellīs
vocative columella columellae

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