ostium

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ostium ‎(plural ostia)

  1. A small opening or orifice, as in a body organ or passage.
  2. Any of the small openings or pores in a sponge.

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with ōs ‎(mouth).

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Noun[edit]

ōstium n ‎(genitive ōstiī); second declension

  1. door
  2. entrance
  3. estuary

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ōstium ōstia
genitive ōstiī ōstiōrum
dative ōstiō ōstiīs
accusative ōstium ōstia
ablative ōstiō ōstiīs
vocative ōstium ōstia

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