pilus

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See also: Piluś

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pilus (hair)

Noun[edit]

pilus (plural pili)

  1. A hair.
  2. (microbiology) A hairlike appendage found on the cell surface of many bacteria.
  3. (biochemistry) A bacterial protein that has several biochemical functions

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Noun[edit]

pilus m (plural pili)

  1. pilus (bacterial appendage)

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *pil- (one string of hair).[1]

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Noun[edit]

pilus m (genitive pilī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) A hair.
  2. (figuratively) An insignificant amount; iota; least amount
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pilus pilī
Genitive pilī pilōrum
Dative pilō pilīs
Accusative pilum pilōs
Ablative pilō pilīs
Vocative pile pilī
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Etymology 2[edit]

From pīlum (javelin).

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pīlus m (genitive pīlī); second declension

  1. A maniple of the triāriī; a reserve company of veteran soldiers.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pīlus pīlī
Genitive pīlī pīlōrum
Dative pīlō pīlīs
Accusative pīlum pīlōs
Ablative pīlō pīlīs
Vocative pīle pīlī
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  1. ^ Nostratic Etymology 867.