sulcus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin

NounEdit

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sulcus (plural sulci)

  1. (anatomy) a furrow or groove in an organ or a tissue
  2. (anatomy) any of the grooves that mark the convolutions of the surface of the brain
  3. (planetology) subparallel grooves and ditches formed by geological processes
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Derived termsEdit

  • calcaneal sulcus
  • central sulcus
  • cingulate sulcus
  • coronal sulcus
  • interlabial sulcus
  • intermammary sulcus
  • lacrimal sulcus (sulcus lacrimalis)
  • lateral sulcus
  • malleolar sulcus
  • postcentral sulcus
  • preauricular sulcus
  • precentral sulcus
  • radial sulcus (musculospiral groove)
  • sagittal sulcus
  • sigmoid sulcus
  • sulcal
  • sulcus arteriæ vertebralis
  • sulcus tubae auditivae
  • tympanic sulcus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *selk-, *solk- (to pull, drag, furrow), whence also Old English sulh.

NounEdit

sulcus m (genitive sulcī); second declension

  1. furrow
  2. ploughing

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sulcus sulcī
genitive sulcī sulcōrum
dative sulcō sulcīs
accusative sulcum sulcōs
ablative sulcō sulcīs
vocative sulce sulcī
Last modified on 21 September 2013, at 09:12