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sulcus

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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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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • sulcus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers