spadix

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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 special organ of the nautilus, due to a modification of the posterior tentacles.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek σπᾱ́δῑξ(spā́dīx).

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Adjective[edit]

spādīx m, f, n ‎(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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