nubecula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nūbēcula, diminutive of nūbēs (cloud).

Noun[edit]

nubecula (plural nubeculae)

  1. (astronomy) A nebula; specifically, the Magellanic Clouds.
  2. (medicine) A slight spot on the cornea.
  3. (medicine) A cloudy object or appearance in urine[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^
    1839, Robley Dunglison, “NUBECULA”, in Medical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, [], 2nd edition, Philadelphia, Pa.: Lea and Blanchard, successors to Carey and Co., OCLC 6188056:

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nūbēs (cloud) +‎ -culus (diminutive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nūbēcula f (genitive nūbēculae); first declension (Diminutive of: nūbēs)

  1. cloudlet
  2. dark spot
  3. troubled expression

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nūbēcula nūbēculae
Genitive nūbēculae nūbēculārum
Dative nūbēculae nūbēculīs
Accusative nūbēculam nūbēculās
Ablative nūbēculā nūbēculīs
Vocative nūbēcula nūbēculae

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