columella

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin columella (small column).

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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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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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References[edit]

  • columella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • columella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “columella”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • columella in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • columella in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016