vasculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin vasculum (small vessel).

Noun[edit]

vasculum (plural vasculums or vascula)

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  1. A container used by botanists to keep samples viable by maintaining a cool, humid environment.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from vās (vessel) +‎ -culum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vāsculum n (genitive vāsculī); second declension

  1. A small vessel or container.
  2. A small beehive.
  3. (by extension) A seed-capsule or seed-vessel.
  4. (by extension) The calyx of a fruit.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vāsculum vāscula
Genitive vāsculī vāsculōrum
Dative vāsculō vāsculīs
Accusative vāsculum vāscula
Ablative vāsculō vāsculīs
Vocative vāsculum vāscula

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: vasculum
  • Italian: vascolo

References[edit]

  • vasculum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vasculum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vasculum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • vasculum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette