See also: Columella

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin columella(small column).

NounEdit

columella ‎(plural columellas or columellae)

  1. (biology) Any of various small structures in plants or animals that are columnar in shape.
  2. (anatomy) The skin at the end of the septum which separates the nostrils.
  3. (comparative anatomy) In birds, reptiles, and amphibians, the small bone which carries vibration from the tympanum to the inner ear.
  4. (malacology) In gastropods, the structure at the center of the whorls of the shell.
  5. (coral science) The structure at the center of the calyx where the septa join together.
  6. (mycology) The central sterile portion of the sporangium in various fungi.
  7. (palynology) A rod-shaped reinforcing element of the sexine layer of a pollen grain.

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ReferencesEdit

  • columella” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin columella.

NounEdit

columella f ‎(plural columelle)

  1. (biology, anatomy, zoology) columella, modiolus
  2. (anatomy) stapes, stirrup bone, stirrup

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From columna +‎ -ella.

NounEdit

columella f ‎(genitive columellae); first declension

  1. diminutive of columna: a small column or pillar

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative columella columellae
genitive columellae columellārum
dative columellae columellīs
accusative columellam columellās
ablative columellā columellīs
vocative columella columellae

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