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ulcus

ulcus

English

Noun

ulcus

  1. (palynology) A rounded, pore-like aperture at either pole of a pollen grain

Derived terms


Latin

Etymology

From earlier *olcos, from Proto-Italic *elkos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁elḱ- (compare Ancient Greek ἔλκος (élkos, wound, ulcer), Norwegian ill (bad, sick), Sanskrit अर्शस् (árśas, hemorrhoids)).[1]

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈul.kus/, [ˈʊɫ.kʊs]

Noun

ulcus n (genitive ulceris); third declension

  1. sore, ulcer, wound

Inflection

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ulcus ulcera
genitive ulceris ulcerum
dative ulcerī ulceribus
accusative ulcus ulcera
ablative ulcere ulceribus
vocative ulcus ulcera

Descendants

See also

References

  1. Michiel de Vaan, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages, s.v. "ulcus" (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 637.