trabecula

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From Latin trabēcula (small beam), diminutive of trabs (beam, timber).

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trabecula (plural trabeculae or trabeculas)

  1. A small supporting beam.
  2. (anatomy) A small mineralized spicule that forms a network in spongy bone.
  3. (anatomy) A fibrous strand of connective tissue that supports it in place.
  4. (entomology) Either of a pair of movable appendages on the head, in front of the antennae, of some mallophagous insects.
  5. (anatomy) One of the fleshy columns, or columnae carneae, in the ventricle of the heart, to which the chordae tendineae are attached.
  6. (botany) A projection from the cell wall across the cell cavity of the ducts of certain plants.

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of trabs (beam, timber).

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trabēcula f (genitive trabēculae); first declension

  1. A small beam.

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative trabēcula trabēculae
Genitive trabēculae trabēculārum
Dative trabēculae trabēculīs
Accusative trabēculam trabēculās
Ablative trabēculā trabēculīs
Vocative trabēcula trabēculae

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