spadix

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Etymology[edit]

Via Latin spādīx from Ancient Greek σπᾱ́δῑξ (spā́dīx, palm branch).

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spadix (plural spadixes or spadices)

  1. (botany) A fleshy spike (inflorescence) with reduced flowers, usually enclosed by a spathe, characteristic of aroids.
  2. (zoology) A male sexual organ of certain cephalopods and hydrozoans (especially the nautilus), used to transfer sperm.
    • 2017, Danna Staaf, Squid Empire, ForeEdge, →ISBN, page 57:
      However, the shells of modern nautiluses show the opposite pattern—males are somewhat larger than females, with a wider aperture to accommodate the spadix.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σπᾱ́δῑξ (spā́dīx).

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spādīx (genitive spādīcis); third declension

  1. chestnut
  2. strong brown

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative spādīx spādicēs spādicia
Genitive spādicis spādicium
Dative spādicī spādicibus
Accusative spādicem spādīx spādicēs spādicia
Ablative spādicī spādicibus
Vocative spādīx spādicēs spādicia

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