paxillus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin paxillus (peg)

Noun[edit]

paxillus (plural paxilli)

  1. (zoology) A kind of pillar-like spine with a flattened summit covered with minute spinules or granules, covering the surface of certain starfishes.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for paxillus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive noun of pālus.

Noun[edit]

paxillus m (genitive paxillī); second declension

  1. peg, pin, small stake

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative paxillus paxillī
genitive paxillī paxillōrum
dative paxillō paxillīs
accusative paxillum paxillōs
ablative paxillō paxillīs
vocative paxille paxillī

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